A Pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Bolanle Ibrahim has been killed by suspected assailants in his church at the Mile 12 area of Lagos State.
The deceased, who was an assistant pastor at the King of King parish of the Church, at Maidan village, was said to be praying for mothers and their children during their child dedication when the suspected assailants stormed the church.
It was gathered that the gunmen went into the church during the service, tried to drag Ibrahim out, but another senior pastor in the church approached them and demanded what they wanted from him.
The deceased aunt, Mrs. Justina Alebiosu who spoke to journalists said when the senior pastor was asking the assailants who they were; they hit him with the butt of their gun in his mouth.
Alebiosu said what happened to her brother was a clear case of hired assassination, “even before they killed him, they showed him his picture to identify if he was actually the right person they came for.”
She said: “his death was an unfortunate one, we have lost a gentleman, it was true we were born as Muslims, but we converted to Christianity. My thinking is that my brother had business transaction with someone.
“I was told when the assailants wanted to drag him out of the pulpit where he was praying for women who brought their children for dedication, he begged them to kill him there and that was where he was eventually killed by the gunmen.”
She added that, “the assailants also threatened to shoot any of the members of the church who dare come close to them.”