Some gunmen invaded a church and killed four persons including a pregnant woman and her husband at Azikoro village in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday night at a new generation church, Lion of Judah Fire Deliverance Ministry, off Bakery Road, Azikoro.
A statement on Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Asinim Butswat, said the gunmen suspected cultists killed the couple and two other worshippers inside th3 church before setting some buildings ablaze, as well as vandalised some vehicles.
Butswat said the police command had launched a manhunt for the suspected cultists who murdered four victims, and two suspects have been arrested in connection to the crime.
“On 5th August 2020, at 2300hours, armed suspected cultists stormed the ‘Lion of Judah Church’, Azikoro village, Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, shot dead four church members namely; Alfred Marcus ‘m’ 30 years, Imomotimi surname unknown 25 years Gabriel Ejimofor ‘m’ 45 years and Uchechukwu Ejimofor ‘f’ 38 years and set ablaze a nearby building, damaged a vehicle and the church properties.
“Operatives of operation Puff Adder had earlier traced the hideouts of the cultists in the bush, dislodged them and burnt their camp. It is believed that this is a reprisal attack by the suspected cultists.
“Meanwhile two suspects have been arrested and are cooperating with the Police in their investigation.
“The Commissioner of Police CP Mike Okoli fsi, has visited the scene, reassured members of the Community of adequate police protection and ordered for full Investigation to unravel the motive for this dastardly attack.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how a born again christian was arrested after killing his church member before dumping her body on the road in Lagos State.