A resident pastor of Living Faith Church, Aloko- Oganenigwu in Dekina LGA of Kogi State, Jacob Wodi Hulobu, was reportedly killed by the gunmen, who invaded the town on Sunday.
The pastor was said to have escaped with some of his members to a safer area when they struck during the early morning service.
According to one of his members, Samuel, the pastor went back to check the state of the church after the attack when the invaders shot and killed him.
“He escaped during church service in the morning. He thought everything was calm and went back to check if the church was touched when he was killed,” said Samuel.
City & Crime learned that the pastor, who had earlier posted on his Facebook account how he escaped the morning attack, died a few hours later.
Hulobu is said to have organised a crusade programme christened, ‘Let the fire fall: Three nights of Wanders,’ billed to take place between April 13th and 15th in the church before the incident.
He is survived by his wife and a child.