Gunmen Attack Kogi Church, Killing 2

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Gunmen reported attacked a church in north central Nigeria during a service, killing a woman and her young daughter.

It was gathered that the motorcycle-riding assailants arrived at the Celestial Church on Sunday and fatally shot the two victims.

The church is located in the Lokoja area of Kogi state, 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja.

Sunday’s violence renewed concerns about safety at houses of worship in Nigeria, where at least seven attacks have targeted churches or mosques so far this year. In June, a massacre in Ondo state left 40 worshippers dead.

Authorities suspect that the assailants in the latest attack in Kogi had specifically targeted the church and its members