One Person Killed As Gunmen Attack ECWA Church In Kogi, Abduct Three Worshipers
Gunmen have killed a worshipper and abducted three others during an attack at the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) church in Okedayo, Kabba, Kogi State.
It was gathered that the armed men, numbering five, invaded the church around 8:00 a.m. during the Sunday service and shot sporadically to pave way for entrance.
A source said that some worshipers took cover during the invasion, while others who attempted to escape got kidnapped.
The deceased was said to be on his way to the church when he encountered the gunmen, who instantly opened fire on him.
“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.
This comes a few weeks after unknown gunmen abducted three members of the Living Faith Church Worldwide at Osara community in Kogi State.