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Gunmen kill 15 people in attack on Nigerian church

AFP
7 August 2012 | Nigeria
local media reported that a service was going on at the time.  By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File)
local media reported that a service was going on at the time. By Pius Utomi Ekpei (AFP/File)

LAGOS (AFP) - Gunmen have opened fire on an evangelical church in central Nigeria, killing at least 15 people as a services was being held in the latest such attack in the country, officials and local media said Tuesday.

"I can confirm 15 (dead)," a spokesman for the state governor, Jacob Edi, told AFP of the attack in the Okene area of Kogi state. A police spokesman said unknown gunmen attacked the church, while local media reported that a service was going on at the time.

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