Breaking; Gunmen invade church in Kogi, abduct three worshipers, kill one

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— we are yet to receive details of the attacked, Police

Unknown gunmen on Sunday morning attacked Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) church by express road in Okedayo in Kabba, in Kogi State, abducting three worshippers while one worshipper was allegedly killed.

This resent invasion was coming barely few weeks after heavily armed men invaded the correction center in the same Kabba, killing security men on duty and freeing hundreds of prisoners

It was reliably gathered that the gunmen fully armed with AK 47 numbering five invaded the church at about 8 am on Sunday morning shooting sporadically as they made their way into the church premises.

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The source disclosed further that some worshipers took cover while others in an attempt to escaped were kidnapped.

The gunmen also killed one worshiper who was on his way to the church for Sunday service when he ran into the kidnappers.

“The gunshots left members confused, scamper for safety, with the gunmen killing one and taking away three.

The man that was killed was identified as the Deputy Chief Security Officer of a higher institution in the area.

It was learnt that the pioneer Provost , College of Education Technical Kabba, Mr. Oshadumo was among the people abducted inside ECWA church, Okedayo- Kabba, Kogi State.

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It was gathered that Oshadumo who worships regularly in the church after his retirement was abducted inside the church during Sunday service.

The resident pastor of the church and another female worshiper in the church were also kidnapped
According to the reports,

Also, the identity of the security man who is a staff with College of Education Technical Kabba, has emerged. He is simply identified as Reuben. He was said to have been shot dead while making efforts to defend the former Provost.

As of the time of filing in this report the abductors are yet to demand for random

Confirming the incident to our Correspondent in Lokoja, the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP William Ayah, said he was yet to confirm the actual number of persons abducted and those killed during the attack.

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“I have just confirmed the attack from the divisional police officer in charge of the area. But I am yet to confirm the actual number of deaths and those abducted. Some say two but we’re waiting for further briefing from those on ground there. Ayah said.




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