Islamist Murderers - 19 Christians slaughtered and the world is silent
At least 19 people have been killed by Islamists in a gun attack on a church in central Nigeria..
Gunmen stormed the church near the city of Okene in Kogi state and fired on worshippers.
The pastor was among those killed when the assailants fired Kalashnikov assault rifles, reports BBC News.
It is not clear who carried out the attack but militant Islamist group Boko Haram has carried out numerous raids on churches and other targets in Nigeria.
BBC Nigeria correspondent Will Ross says the shooting happened further south than most areas affected by Boko Haram violence.
The joint military force commander in Kogi state, Lt Col Gabriel Olorunyomi, said the gunmen opened fire on the Deeper Life Bible Church in the town of Otite, near Okene, the AP news agency reports.
Many others were wounded in the attack and rushed to different hospitals, Lt Col Gabriel Olorunyomi said.
The authorities are searching for more victims who may have run into the bush nearby, he added.
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