At least 15 people have been killed in a gun attack on a church in central Nigeria, officials say.
Gunmen stormed the church near the city of Okene in Kogi state and fired on worshippers, they say.
"I can confirm 15 [dead]," a spokesman for Kogi state governor Jacob Edi is quoted by AFP as saying.
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.
The joint military force commander in the state, Lt Col Gabriel Olorunyomi, said the pastor was among the people killed in the attack on Deeper Life Bible Church and many others were wounded, the AP news agency reports.
The emergency services rushed the wounded to different hospitals, he said.
The authorities are searching for more victims who may have run into nearby bushes, Lt Col Olorunyomi added.
Article Source : BBC News
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