Edo News

Gunmen kill another Pastor in Edo

Senior Pastor of the Christ Chosen Church of God, Oranmiyan branch, Pastor Benson Iyobosa Isibor, has been killed by yet to be identified gunmen.

This is coming one week after one Pastor Pius Eromosele was abducted and killed by suspected herdsmen at his farm.

Late Pastor Isibor was killed on Monday evening at about 7pm while he was returning from work.

He was shot dead at his residence at Oramiyan Street in Egor local government area.

Witnesses said the gunmen lurked around the area until the pastor returned from work when they attacked him.

The late Pastor was said to have been accosted by the gunmen as he was about to enter his house and they inquired if he was Pastor Isibor.

It was learnt that Pastor Isibor answered in the affirmative before he was shot three times.

Attempt by the gunmen to made away with the late Pastor’s jeep failed as the car rammed into the perimeter fencing of the building.

When our reporter visited the residence, scores of sympathizers and church members were seen weeping.

Eldest daughter of the deceased, Mrs. Rosemary Abu, described her late father as her best friend who could confide in her.

Mrs. Rosemary said she was also returning from work when she heard three gunshots without knowing it was her father that was killed.

She said, “The incident happened before 7pm. I was climbing the stairs when I heard the first gunshot. I saw people running for safety.

“I later heard two other gunshots. It armed robbers were in the area. It was my brother that came and told me that my father was on the ground.

“We met him dead. After they killed him, they took his car but they hit the fence and ran away.

“My father was posted to this branch in 2014. Last two years, he said he received a text message from some persons that they want to kidnap him.he reported the matter to the police.

“The killers were waiting for my father. It was not a case of kidnapping. I want these killers to die the way my father was killed.

State Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo, confirmed the killings and said it was a case murder.

Kokumo assured that the police will fish out the killers.

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