Adamawa: Gunmen attack pastor’s residence, kill sons, abduct teenage daughter
Gunmen killed two sons and abducted 13-year-old daughter of Reverend Daniel Umaru of the EYN Church Njairi, after invading his residence in Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
Umaru is currently recuperating at the hospital after he was shot while his wife who witnessed the attack, is reportedly in an unconscious state.
Humwashi Wonosikou, Press Secretary to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, who confirmed the incident, said the gunmen stormed the Reverend’s house around 2:00 am.
Fintiri has described the attack as shocking and barbaric, and charged security operatives to go after the attackers.
“The State Government condemns in the strongest terms the despicable attack on this innocent family; the perpetrators of this heinous act must be brought to justice, and we have offered our full support to the Security Agencies to do so,” Fintiri said, adding that Government would continue to confront crime in all its forms, including “the threat posed by kidnappers.”
Fintiri offered his “deepest condolences” to the victims’ families and loved ones, including the Church.