Unexploded bomb discovered in another church in Kogi

:::::Unexploded bomb discovered in another
church in Kogi
A bomb has been discovered at the Revival
Church in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state.
Our correspondent in the state says that
gunshots could also be heard in the town.
This development comes a day after the attack
on the Deeper Life Church in Okene in which 19
people were killed, including the Church’s
The Church which is located at Eika Adagu in
Okehi Local Government Area is now surrounded
by officers of the Nigeria Police Force and
soldiers as family members of the deceased are
coming around in tears, to identify their bodies.
It is still unclear how many people were
wounded in the attack Monday night as a
number of the church members sustain various
degrees of injuries.
According to the Military spokesman, Lt. Col.
Gabriel Olorunyomi, the gunmen surrounded the
church in the middle of a worship service and
opened fire with AK-47 assault rifles on the
Soldiers searched for gunmen through the night,
but have made no arrests as of this morning.
No group has claimed responsibility for the
The National Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) spokesperson Yushau Shuaib said his
agency has dispatched rescuers to the area.
Anglican Primate condemns attack
The Primate of the Anglican Church, Reverend
Nicholas Okoh has condemned yesterday’s
attack on a church in Okene, Kogi state which
claimed the lives of sixteen people.
Reverend Okoh who spoke with journalists in
Abuja said that securing places of worship
should not be left in the hands of the church
He called on government to expedite action to
secure the lives of its citizenry.
Responding to the call for the resignation of the
president by members of the Boko Haram sect,
the Anglican Primate said that the sect
members are not responsible for Dr. Goodluck
Jonathan’s election and should therefore not call
for his resignation.

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