Pastor of ECWA Church in Kabba Narrates How Gunmen Attacked, Kidnap Three, Kill One 


One week after the attack on his Church, Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), the Pastor of the Church, Pastor Matthew Atayi has defied the trauma of the experience to narrate how the gunmen invaded the Church, killed one and abducted three members. 

Recall that the gunmen attacked the Church situated along the Kabba-Okene expressway on Sunday morning while service was ongoing. 

Narrating his first hand experience, Pastor Atayi said the gunmen invaded the Church and immediately started shooting sporadically, while he escaped. 

“The kidnappers stormed the church while I was conducting the call to worship, and they were shooting sporadically. They disrupted the service, and I escaped from the church by running. 

“One of the abductors chased me and ordered me to stop, but I refused to stop. I kept falling while running, but I did not stop running. I returned to the Church after I realized that no one was chasing me.” 

He said he found the corpse of the killed member when he finally returned to the Church. 

“Upon my return to the church, I noticed that people were weeping. I entered the church to see the corpse of Mr Ruben Gbenga while another worshipper was lying in a pool of blood. I eventually joined others who were crying. Every member of the children’s department escaped except my daughter. We went about crying and searching for her until we found her hiding in the toilet.”

The Pastor advised the criminals in Nigeria to repent and give their lives to Jesus. 

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