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Gunmen Shoot Pastor, Kill Two Sons, Kidnap Daughter In Adamawa

The sons died while the pastor is fighting to survive in the hospital.

Gunmen have shot a pastor, gunned down his two sons and kidnapped his 13-year-old daughter in Adamawa State.

The sons died while the pastor is fighting to survive in the hospital.


SaharaReporters learnt that ferocious gunmen stormed the residence of Reverend Daniel Umaru of the 'Eklesiya Yan'uwa A Nigeria' (EYN); also known as Church of the Brethren, at Njairi in the Mubi Local Government Area and carried out the dastardly act.


A source close to the family told SaharaReporters that the assailants invaded the pastor's residence in the early hours of Wednesday and opened fire on him and his two sons, killing the sons instantly.


"We heard terrifying gunshots from Reverend Umaru's house around 2:00 am on Wednesday. The neighbourhood was rattled, we had to find where to hide.


"It felt like another round of Boko Haram invasion; we had no idea if we'll be alive or we'll be taken hostage before dawn.


"About now, the pastor is receiving medication at the Mubi General Hospital, while his traumatised wife is on life support at the same hospital," the source informed.


Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has condemned the attack and offered condolences to the family of the pastor.


A spokesperson for the governor, Humwashi Wonosikou, in a statement noted that "gunmen have shot Pastor Daniel Umaru, killed two of his sons and kidnapped his 13-year-old daughter”.


"Governor Fintiri while offering his condolences to the family over the death of their children described as shocking and barbaric the action of the gunmen.


"The State Government condemns in the strongest terms the despicable attack on this innocent family; the perpetrators of this heinous act must be brought to justice, and we have offered our full support to the Security Agencies to do so," he added.