Gunmen have killed the sons of Rev. Daniel Umaru of EYN Church Njairi, Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, and abducted his 13-year-old daughter.
Umaru was reportedly shot in the incident while his two sons were killed. The pastor is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital. His wife is alleged to have lost consciousness due to the shock.
The incident happened on Wednesday morning, hours after the country witnessed major security breaches: the attack on the advance team of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina and Kuje prison invasion.
Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Fintiri condemned the attack on the clergyman’s family in a statement by his press secretary Humwashi Wonosikou.
Fintiri 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.
He also condoled the victims, loved ones and the church over the incident.