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Gunmen storm Kogi church, kill one, abduct three worshipers

By Ibrahim Obansa, Lokoja
20 September 2021   |   3:23 am
Gunmen, yesterday, attacked the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) church at Okedayo, Kabba, Kogi State, killing a worshipper and abducting three others.

Gunmen, yesterday, attacked the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) church at Okedayo, Kabba, Kogi State, killing a worshipper and abducting three others.

The current incident came few weeks after hoodlums invaded the correctional centre in the town, murdering the guards on duty before freeing hundreds of prisoners

It was gathered that the well-armed team, numbering five, invaded the church around 8:00a.m. during the Sunday service and shot sporadically to pave way for entrance.

A source said while some faithful took cover, others who attempted escape got kidnapped. The deceased, it was further learnt, was on his way to the sanctuary when he ran into the bandits.

“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,” he added.
Confirming the incident in Lokoja, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP William Ayah, explained that he was yet to confirm the actual number of persons abducted and those killed during the invasion.

“I have just confirmed the attack from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) 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,” the force spokesperson stated.

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