Armed bandits assassinated a pastor in the village of Chukuba in Niger state’s Shiroro local government district.
In the early hours of Thursday morning, December 10, Pastor Jeremiah Ibrahim, a resident pastor of the ECWA Church in Kobwa Kuta, was shot dead by bandits during a village attack.
The late pastor had gone to inspect his farm in Chukuba and wanted to visit a colleague who was the resident pastor of Chukuba when he was killed.
The wife of the resident pastor of Chukuba and other community members were also abducted by the bandits.
The deceased was buried in his hometown at Garatu, Bosso local government area of the state on Friday, December 11.
In a similar trend, on Friday in Shiroro local government, bandits armed with sophisticated weapons stormed Kukoki, Bassa/Kukoki ward, and abducted 20 people.
For fear of another attack, a source told The Nation that properties were looted and residents fled the city.