Gunmen Storm Grace and Power Prophetic Ministry, Shoot Pastor
Assailants stormed the Grace and Power Prophetic Ministry, Awka, Anambra State on Thursday and shot its pastor, simply identified as Elijah.
A source told our correspondent that the gunmen came in a convoy early Thursday during a morning service and opened fire on the pastor.
The whole area was thrown into confusion as the church members quickly rushed the pastor to a nearby hospital, the source said.
The incident reportedly occurred a few metres from the B Division of the Anambra State Police Command in the Anambra State Secretariat area of Awka, the state capital.
According to eyewitnesses, the assailants had trailed the pastor from Enugu and shot him at the leg as he was about entering the church.
An investigation revealed that the gunmen had been calling the pastors on phone to release to them N5 million for an undisclosed business but the pastor, nicknamed “Miracle Pastor” could only offer N1 million.
“As soon as they got to his church, they opened fire on the pastor. They snatched some undisclosed amount of money from him, leaving him unconscious. His vehicle was riddled with bullets,” he added.
When contacted, the Police Public Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said he would get back to our correspondent.