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Gunmen kill church founder and pastor in Akwa Ibom

Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins have killed the General Overseer, Mount of Solution Redeemed Church in Ikot Ekang community, Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Prophet Elisha Asuquo and a pastor of his church, Apostle Aniekan Ibanga

Gunmen kill church founder and pastor in Akwa Ibom

It was gathered that both pastors were killed at 7p.m., last Friday within the church premises at Ikot Ekang.

Sources from the area told some newsmen that the gunmen had stormed the church premises on a motorcycle when the pastors were holding a meeting and shot them dead.

The gunmen reportedly fled the community through Abak-Ikot Ekpene federal highway.

It was gathered that the late men of God, Elisha Asuquo and Pastor Ibanga hailed from Adiasim in Essien Udim Local Government Area and Ikot Obioikpa village, Afaha Obong Clan in Abak Local Government Area of the state.

A community leader in Ikot Ekang, Bishop John Kpongkpong, when contacted by some newsmen, described the killings as shocking.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Odiko MacDon confirmed the incident.

He said the Commissioner of Police, CP Waheed Ayirara has ordered manhunt for the suspects, assuring that the ongoing discreet investigations would culminate in the arrest and subsequent prosecution of the culprits.

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