2:26 pm - Wednesday April 16, 2014

Robbers Invade Church Killing One And Leaving Two Injured During A Vigil

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Suspected armed robbers invaded Solid Mountain Prayer Ministry, Aco along Airport Road, Abuja, where they killed one member and injured two others.

According to a police source, Pastor Victor Ajibishe of Solid Mountain Prayer Ministry, reported at a police station in Iddo that while they were having a night vigil in their church, some armed men invaded the building.

The pastor said the armed robbers broke the window of the secretary’s office and entered the church.

The pastors told the police that the armed robbers who used a pistol to shoot sporadically, injured three people while two were treated and discharged, the last person could not make it as he was confirmed dead at the hospital as a result of the serious gun shot injuries he sustained.

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According to the source, immediately the case was reported to the police station, FCT police control room was radioed and police officers moved to the scene and a manhunt was launched.

However, three of the suspected armed robbers were arrested,’’ the source further hinted.

FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent Hyelhira Altine Daniel, confirmed the incident, saying policemen went to the scene immediately and arrested the suspected armed robbers.

The FCT police spokesperson said the three suspects are from Gora village in Nassarawa State.

“Upon interrogation, two of the arrested suspects confessed to the crime. Items stolen from the church include the sum of N500,000 while items recovered from them include cutlass, long stick and charms,” she said.

She also stated that the complainant equally identified the suspects as those that robbed them, adding that investigation into the case is ongoing.

 

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