CHURCH ATTACK: 2 Policemen Killed, 40 People Injured In Ibadan

CHURCH ATTACK: 2 Policemen Killed, 40 People Injured In Ibadan

At least 6 robbers reportedly invaded the Vine Branch Church in Ibadan, Oyo State, killing 2 policemen and losing 2 of their own men to fatal injuries in the attempt to steal the Sunday service offering. 

An eyewitness narrated that the hoodlums, who arrived at 12.15 pm, all dressed in black suits and white shirts caught the policemen on duty unaware, as they were mistaken for church worshippers. Two policemen were shot immediately, then 6 robbers entered the church and several others probably stayed outside, the eyewitness said.

One of the gunmen was shot by the policeman and taken away by the other attackers; however, reports show that the eye witness saw two robbers shot, adding that they were seriously injured and couldn't survive. 

The timely intervention of men of the command saved the situation, as the robbers were unsuccessful in their attempt to steal the cash.

According to the eyewitness, the church has 5 exit points and the gunmen used 3 to come in. He claims no one was shot, but people were running away in panic out of the 2 remaining exits, as a result of which many people tripped, some others were suffocated - and fainted -, some sustained bruises, others sustained sprains.

He added that more than 40 worshippers were rushed to the adjacent hospital.


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