Worshipper Killed, Pastor Abducted In Attack On Benue Church
In the early hours of Sunday, armed men attacked the Christian Pentecostal Church in the Akenawe -Tswarev community in the Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, killing one worshipper.
In the incident, three people, including a resident pastor, were abducted.
According to locals, the incident occurred while the congregation was in worship.
Dr. Hemen Terkimbi, president of the Gaambe-Tiev Youths Association (GYA), confirmed to Ejes Gist News Nigeria that one person was killed and the church’s resident pastor, Gwadue Kwaghtso, was abducted during the attack.
He reported that five people, including the acting Kindered Head of Akemkpa, Zaki Tyokase Ingyutu, sustained injuries and were being treated at various hospitals in the rural towns of Ugba and Anyiim in Logo LGA.
Mrs. Salome Tor, chairman of Logo LGA, confirmed via telephone to our correspondent that the incident occurred early on Sunday morning.
“Early this morning it was” (still night hours). One of the wards’ churches held vigil. As they were praying, the armed men surrounded them. They kidnapped three people, murdered one boy, and injured two others with a machete; they are currently hospitalized, the chairman said.
SP Catherine Anene, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), did not respond to calls or messages left on her phone.
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