By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Suspected kidnappers have carried out attack on Christian Pentecostal Church in Akenawe -Tswarev community, Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, killing one worshipper while the resident pastor and three others were whisked away to unknown destination.
It was gathered that the attack was carried out by the assailants during a vigil on the morning of Sunday, 2 April, 2023.
The resident Pastor, who was identified as Gwadue Kwaghtyo, was reportedly leading prayer when the gunmen invaded the church and opened fire on worshippers.
Chairman of Logo LGA, Mrs Salome Tor, who confirmed the development to newsmen on Sunday, 2 April, 2023, said: “It was early this morning (still night hours). A church in one of the branches went for a vigil. As they were praying, they were surrounded by the armed men.
“They kidnapped three people, killed one boy and injured two people with a machete; they are now in the hospital”.