At least 19 people have been killed after gunmen opened fire on worshippers in an evangelical Christian church in central Nigeria.(Full story here). Maybe Nigeria needs more gun control laws. After all, it has worked so well in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., California, Mexico...
"The attack was from unknown gunmen at the Deeper Life Church," said Lt. Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi, head of the military's Joint Task Force (JTF) in Kogi state,
"They were doing their normal Monday evening service. When we went there we discovered the church had been attacked. Instantly we saw 15 people dead, including the pastor."
The military has since learned that an additional four people had died from their injuries.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The JTF commander said an investigation had been launched and that it was premature to speculate as to the culprits.
Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has claimed scores of attacks on churches in northern and central Nigeria in recent months as part of an insurgency that has killed hundreds.
What? Nigeria already has very strict gun control laws? In Nigeria, civilians are not allowed to possess machine-guns, military rifles and handguns; private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited; private possession of semi-automatic "assault weapons" is prohibited; private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is prohibited. Hmmm. Maybe if they had some method of microtagging bullets....