Armed men invade church in Edo, shoot pastor, kills wife

Unknown gunmen have shot and killed Mrs. Peace Chinyereugo, wife of the Pastor of God’s Vineyard of Grace Dominion Assembly, Rev. Samuel Chinyereugo, in Benin, Edo State.

The incident occurred at about 7.36 pm on Monday, 14 August, 2023, at the premises of the church, located at No. 101, Upper Lawani Street, New Benin, Benin City.

Eyewitnesses related that three armed men alighted from their vehicle and opened fire on the pastor, his wife and his yet to-be-named assistant.

The trio were rushed to an undisclosed hospital for treatment, where the pastor’s wife was later confirmed dead by the doctor.

Edo police Command spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the killings said no arrest has been made so far.

He, however, said that the Command has commenced full-scale investigation to unmask and prosecute the perpetrators.

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