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Photos: Pastor assassinated by gunmen laid to rest in Taraba amidst tears

The slain pastor of the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria (CRCN), Rev. Timothy Damisa has been laid to rest in his hometown in Wukari Local government Area of Taraba State on Friday, July 16, amidst tears.

The 45-year-old Damisa was shot dead by the gunmen believed to be assassins, who invaded his house in n Baissa, Kurmi LGA of Taraba state in the early hours of Monday, July 12.

According to the deceased’s wife, Rahab, the gunmen left after ensuring that the pastor was dead.

She said, “When they came in their large number, they kept shooting to scare the entire community and then forced their way into our home. The assailants did not ask for money or anything before shooting him several times.”

Meanwhile, the Christian Reformed Church Nigeria CRC-N has expressed its worry by the new trend where criminals or sponsored assassins turned ministers of the gospel in to easy targets as this is not the first time the body of Christ has suffered such a huge loss.

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