Gunmen have shot a pastor, gunned down his two sons and kidnapped his 13-year-old daughter in Adamawa State.
The sons died while the pastor is said to be fighting for survival in the hospital.
It was learnt that the ferocious gunmen stormed the residence of Reverend Daniel Umaru of the ‘Eklesiya Yan’uwa A Nigeria’ (EYN); also known as Church of the Brethren, at Njairi, Mubi local government area of the State and carried out the attack.
The assailants invaded the pastor’s residence in the early hours of Wednesday and opened fire on him and his two sons, killing the duo instantly.
“We heard terrifying gunshots from Reverend Umaru’s house around 2:00am on Wednesday. The neighbourhood was rattled, we had to find w. to hide.
“It felt like another round of Boko Haram invasion; we had no idea if we’ll be alive or we’ll be taken hostage before dawn.
“About now, the pastor is receiving medication at the Mubi General Hospital, while his traumatised wife is on life support at the same hospital,” a . informed.
Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has condemned the attack and offered condolences to the family of the Cleric.
A spokesperson for the governor, Humwashi Wonosikou, in a statement noted that “gunmen have shot Pastor Daniel Umaru, killed two of his sons and kidnapped his 13-year-old daughter.
“Governor Fintiri while offering his condolences to the family over the death of their children described as shocking and barbaric the action of the gunmen.
“The State Government condemns in the strongest terms the despicable attack on this innocent family; the perpetrators of this heinous act must be brought to justice, and we have offered our full support to the Security Agencies to do so.”
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