Unknown gunmen have on Friday attacked the parish priest of St Thomas Catholic Church, Onireke, Lagos, identified as Reverend Father Daniel Nwankwo..
A parishoner, who simply identified himself as Valentine, said the assailant struck around 9am.
He explained that the victim had just finished attending to a church member when he was attacked.
Valentine told TheCable;
“They were three in number. The men came into the church as if they were parishioners,”
“When they arrived here, father was taking confession. As he was walking away after rounding off, they approached him and told him they need N5,000 to use in paying the hospital bill of someone.
“Before you knew what was happening, they had shot him on the stomach.”
Another witness, who refused to disclose his identity, said the attackers scaled the fence after hitting their target.
He said an associate priest of the church rushed Nwankwo to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.
Policemen were seen in the church premises