Pastor Escapes Assassination, Assailants Cart Away Huge Amount of Money
A pastor has miraculously escaped an assassination attempt despite being shot at multiple times by the assailants and left in a pool of his own blood.
The Popular Pastor from Anambra state, Pastor David Elijah Chidiebere had been shot by the assailants’ right in front of his church in Awka the state capital.
Reports from THISDAY newspapers also revealed that although it remained unclear if the assailants were assassins or mere armed robbers, the assailants reportedly trailed the man of God all the way from Enugu till he parked in front of his church in Awka after which they descended on him.
A Church source who pleaded anonymity said the assailants had demanded the sum of N5million from the Pastor but he refused to hand it over; he offered the assailants 1 million instead which they also refused.
Other accounts however say the assailants sprayed the pastor’s vehicle with bullets and left him in a pool of his own blood while they carted away an undisclosed amount of money in the pastor’s vehicle.
Pastor Chidiebere was however rescued by his Church members after the assailant had escaped taking him to a nearby hospital where he is said to be recuperating.
A resident of the area also revealed to local media that he saw people pulling out a man from a vehicle that appeared to have been riddled with bullets. He wondered what the pastor must have done to deserve being attacked in such a manner.
Ironically however, while the incident happened about 500 metres away from the B division station of the Nigeria police, the police could not confirm the incident with the State police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed saying he had not been briefed on the matter