Three people were hurt and two people were slain when unidentified gunmen stormed a Celestial Church in Felele, Lokoja, Kogi State.
The incident reportedly took place late on Sunday night in Felele, behind the NNPC Mega station.
An eyewitness described how the shooters rushed the chapel and began firing randomly to our correspondent.
Further information revealed that while numerous others fled for safety, two persons perished instantly.
Treatment for the injured victims is now being provided at Lokoja’s Federal Medical Center (FMC).
An eyewitness said, “when they entered, they started shooting at every one outside the church. I now went and hid inside a cassava farm. What I saw yesterday was like an action film in a movie. Kogi is no longer safe”
The Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) William Ovye Aya confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Monday morning.
According to him, hoodlums invaded the Church and started shooting at worshippers.
“It was a distress call that the Divisional Police Officer of B Division Felele received that hoodlums invaded a Celestial Church behind NNPC mega station and they began shooting.
“Two people were confirmed dead in the hospital, while three are receiving treatment.
“The Commissioner of Police has deployed our operatives, and ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of investigation, to commence investigation to unravel the cause of the attack with a view to arrest the perpetuators,” he said.