Suspected gunmen have killed a pastor identified as Emeka Unaegbu, inside his church in the Jikwoyi area along the Nyanya Road in the Federal Capital Territory Capital, Abuja.
It was gathered that the Unaegbu of the Goodnews City Church was killed by the gunmen on Tuesday evening while having a personal vigil in the church.
Sources in the police noted that the cleric might have been killed by assailants who had attempted to abduct him from the church.
There are claims that the gunmen might be one of the armed gangs who have been kidnapping and killing residents of Abuja.
Eyewitnesses disclosed that the body of the pastor was found in the morning on the church premises.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was confirmed dead.
“He was barely breathing by the time neighbours and some members discovered him lying in the building. He passed on while being rushed to the hospital.”
The incident has reportedly thrown the Nyanya-Jikwoyi area into mourning as Pastor Unaegbu was said to be a popular cleric in the area.
The police in the area were said to be investigating the incident, but no arrest had been made yet.
Mourning the pastor on her Facebook page, a woman, Stella Okoro, wrote, “With a deep and heavy heart, l announce the sudden death of my beloved brother and pastor, Emeka Unaegbu. May the good Lord show you mercy and accept you in His kingdom. Amen.”
Source: Naija News