A suspected church member Thursday killed a pastor in Sapele, Delta state, Nigeria.

Eyewitnesses said the 60-something-year-old pentecostal preacher was resting in his bedroom at the pipeline area of MTN Road when the assailant forced his way into his apartment around noon and threatened his eight and 11-year-old children who were in the living room. 

The terrified children ran out of the house, screaming for help.

Before help could come, the pastor had been killed with a machete, a source who claimed to be one of those that deposited the pastor’s body in the morgue said.

The source who simply identified herself as Nneka said: “We ran out and saw the attacker. He was a young man in his 20s. He threatened us that if we dared to climb the storey building to meet him, he would kill us. He then jumped from the storey building and fled.

“The children told us he was a member of their church and that they recognize him. They even described where he lived.”


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