Crime & Society

Bandits attack ECWA Church in Kogi, kill 2 Worshippers, abduct 3

From Audu Joe,  Lokoja

Gunmen on Sunday attacked the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) church  innOkedayo Kabba, Kogi State, killing two and abducting three.

It was reliably gathered that the bandits fully armed with AK 47 numbering about five  invaded the church at about 8 am on Sunday morning shooting sporadically as they made their way into the church premises.

The source disclosed further that some worshipers took cover, while others in an attempt to escape were kidnapped and a worshiper who was on his way to the church for Sunday service was also  killed as he  ran into them.

The source also disclosed one of the  persons that were killed has been identified as the Deputy Chief Security Officer of a higher institution in the area.

Confirming the incident to our Correspondent in Lokoja, the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP William Ayah, said he was yet to confirm the actual number of persons abducted and those killed during the attack.

“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. Ayah said.

Kogi state has of recent been rated the safest in view of the insecurity situation across the country, because of the state Governor’s efforts in the fight against banditry and kidnappers.

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