August 7, 2012
Tags: al qaeda, boko haram, christian, church, islamic terrorists, Nigeria, terrorism
John 16:2 Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.
“We have so devalued human life in our society that for many people it is a small thing to kill another person.”
-Jim Bakker in “Prosperity and the Coming Apocalypse”
At least 19 Christians have been killed when gunmen stormed a church in Okene, Nigeria and opened fire during the middle of worship. The pastor was among those killed.
The terrorists used Kalashnikov assault rifles leading to government officials suspecting the militant Islamist group Boko Haram which has been responsible for the murders of other Christians inside Nigerian churches.
The attack was located further south than most of the Boko Haram attacks.
Lt. Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi, joint military force commander, said the attack on Deeper Life Bible Church also wounded many others who were taken to various hospitals.
Okene was the location of an April raid by security forces on a bomb-making factory for Boko Haram. Nine Islamic militants were killed in that raid.