Armed men storm church, shoot man, 70

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ke­hinde Akinyemi, Abeokuta

Ten armed men yes­ter­day stormed the St. John Angli­can Church, Oke-Sopen, Ijebu Igbo in Ogun State in two ve­hi­cles and shot a 70 year old man in the head.

Wit­nesses said the con­gre­ga­tion was lis­ten­ing to the pas­tor’s ser­mon when the gun­men stormed the church and went straight for the man. The church ser­vice abruptly came to an end as the con­gre­ga­tion de­serted the church, ex­cept a few who stood with the pas­tor.

“We were shocked and ev­ery­body was jit­tery as the ser­vice abruptly came to the end. Some people, es­pe­cially, the el­derly people are still in shock. No one can say any­thing about the man’s killing, he was not a politi­cian, if he was, we would have been think­ing that his po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents car­ried out the act, but as it is now, the church has been de­serted”, a wit­ness said.

The re­mains of the man who is sur­vived by six wives and over 20 chil­dren was de­posited at the mor­tu­ary of the Gen­eral hospi­tal in Ijebu-Igbo. Ogun State Po­lice Com­mand Deputy Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Abim­bola Oyeyemi, said it was too early to link the in­ci­dent with pol­i­tics.

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