Gunmen on Wednesday killed the pastor of Christ Holy Church, Justice Njigbo, on 30 Orumba Street Okpoko, Onitsha, Anambra State.
Njigbo, an assistant pastor of the church, our reporters gathered was attacked by three gunmen in the church at about 4am.
His assailants reportedly scaled the fence of the church premises and carted away valuables after killing the cleric.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident.
He said the corpse of the deceased had been deposited at a morgue after he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.
He said, “Three unknown men, at about 4am, scaled the fence of Christ Holy church located at No 30 Orumba Street Okpoko and forcefully entered the room of the Assistant Pastor, one Justice Nonso Njigbo, male, aged 26 years.
“They inflicted a deep machete cut in his forehead, shot and injure him in the left thigh and made away with phones of the occupants.
“Police detectives attached to Okpoko Division visited the scene and rushed the victim to St. Charles Boromeo hospital where he was confirmed dead on arrival.
“The corpse has been deposited in the same hospital morgue for autopsy while efforts are being intensified to apprehend the assailants and bring them to Justice.”