General Overseer, Pastor Shot Dead As Gunmen Storm Church In Akwa Ibom

The founder of the Mount of Solution Redeemed Church (MSRC), Apostle Elisha Asuquo and the pastor in charge of the church, Aniekan Ibanga, have been shot dead by gunmen, in Ikot Ekang, of a community in Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.Naija News learnt that the tragic incident occurred when the gunmen stormed the National Headquarters of the Church at about 7:30 pm at the weekend, disrupting an ongoing Parish meeting.The unidentified gunmen reportedly left through the Abak-Ikot Ekpene Federal Highway after committing the crime.It was gathered the late Apostle Asuquo hailed from Adiasim in Essien Udim Local Government Area, while Pastor Aniekan Ibanga, was a native of Ikot Obioikpa village, Afaha Obong Clan, in Abak LGA.A community leader in Ikot Ekang, Bishop John Jeremiah Kpongkpong, in an interview with Leadership, described the killing of the two clerics as shocking, noting that such an ugly incident had never happened in the community before.

“On getting to the Church premises, I saw many people gathering while Policemen from Abak Division were performing their duty.”Also speaking on the incident, the Youth President of Ikot Obio Ikpa Village, Alphonsus Alphonsus Okoro, described the killing of their son as painful and a great loss.He further called on the two villages to cooperate and investigate the matter to bring the culprits to book, to which the Youth President of Ikot Ekang village, Godwin Adahada, agreed.Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the state police command, CSP Odiko MacDon, said the Commissioner of Police, CP Waheed Ayirara, had ordered a manhunt for the suspects.

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