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Catholic Priest ‘Daniel Nwankwo’ Shot In Lagos

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Gunmen attacked a Priest, Daniel Nwankwo of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Onilekere, Ikeja and shot him on Friday.


The three gang of gunmen approached the priest shortly after he had conducted morning mass and shot him in the stomach.


Eyewitnesses said that the incident occurred at about 9 am as the priest finished attending to some members of the church.


 “They were three in number. The men came into the church as if they were parishioners,” a church member, simply identified as Valentine said.


She said that the gunmen approached the priest to give them N5, 000 to pay hospital bill of somebody who was critically ill.


“The priest was about responding when they brought out a locally made gun and shot him in the stomach.


They escaped by scaling the church fence as members quickly rushed the priest to the hospital.


As at the time of filing this report, nobody could say if the priest survived the bullet or not.

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