- Reactions have continued to trail the death of Reverend Father Luke Adeleke, a catholic priest who was murdered by gunmen in Ogun state
- Recent is the revelation made by a member of the church, who explained in detail how the priest was gunned down
- Meanwhile, unknown gunmen killed the 38-year-old priest, while returning from a church service on Christmas Eve, even as the police have confirmed the sad development
Ogun state, Abeokuta- In what could be described as a sad ordeal and described as a painful loss, the death of a 38-year-old Reverend Father, Luke Adeleke, remains a pain in the heart of many.
Recently, a member of Catholic Church has narrated how the respected priest was murdered by gunmen at Ogunmakin in Obafemi – Owode Local Government Area of Ogun state.
Daily Trust reports that the hoodlums had waylaid the clergyman at Ogunmakin and shot him dead.
The murdered Reverend Father was in charge of the Catholic Church at Ijemo-Fadipe in Odeda Local Government Area of the state.
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Source claim by the newspaper
A source who pleaded anonymity revealed on Monday, December 27, that it might be a failed kidnap attempt.
According to him, the armed men shot the priest in the leg and he died from loss of blood due to the injury he sustained.
“They shot him in the leg. He was together with one of the seminarians. We learnt that after he was shot he struggled but he had lost much blood already.”
The police public relations officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had earlier confirmed the incident.
Oyeyemi said the incident happened at Ogunmakin and not Odeda as it was being reported on social media.
He said the gunmen exchanged gunfire with policemen in the area, but, they later escaped with bullets wounds.
In a chat with the newspaper on Monday, December 27, Oyeyemi disclosed that the operatives have launched a manhunt for the killers.
He, however, said no arrest has been made yet.
President Muhammadu Buhari vows to flush out bandits
The president also said that his administration is ready to bring justice to all by apprehending and prosecuting perpetrators while protecting citizens from the onslaught of all forms of criminal activities in the country.
Buhari gave the assurance on Friday, December 10, when the federal government delegation paid a condolence visit to Governor Aminu Tambuwal over the killings of 23 travelers by suspected bandits.
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Survivor narrates her ordeal with bandits
In addition, one of the survivors of the recent Sokoto attack, Shafa’atu, has recalled how she lost her mother and four kids.
Shafa’atu, a widow, said she watched helplessly as the heartless bandits burned her children and mother to death during the attack which occurred on Monday, December 6.
The survivor is currently recuperating at a hospital while the remains of her lost loved ones have been buried.