Bandits have killed a 37-year-old pastor of the Evangelical Church Winning All in Chikuba town in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, Reverend Jeremiah Ibrahim last Thursday.
The victim was said to be killed when the assailants stormed his church.
The Secretary of the Minna District Council of ECWA, Reverend Adamu Na’Allah, stated this in Minna after the burial of the cleric adding that Ibrahim was in Chikuba to harvest some crops from his farm in the village.
It was reported that Ibrahim, who had earlier been transferred out of the town and replaced by another pastor, joined his successor for the harvest.
Na’Allah said the bandits came and attacked the clergy house before the pastors could start the harvest.
The two pastors who hid in the ceiling of the house and when they thought the coast was clear, Ibrahim, who came down first, was said to have been killed by the bandits.
The ECWA secretary said five others, all women, were also abducted by the bandits, including the deceased’s wife.
It was learnt that the hoodlums had demanded N50m for the release of the wife.