A chotholic priest Daniel Nwanko was shot by a gang in St. thomas


A catholic priest, Daniel Nwankwo, was shot by a gang of assailants in Lagos state The assailants were seen speaking with the priest before shooting him, Police said the attackers have Igbo background a catholic priest, Daniel Nwankwo, has was shot by a gang of assailants on Friday, September 8 during a mass held at St Thomas Catholic Church located in Ikeja area of Lagos state. The shooting incident was confirmed by the Command Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole. According to cole, the bandits posed as worshipers to gain access into the church premises, Premium Times reports. “Today at about 6:30 a.m. during early morning mass at St Thomas Catholic church Onilekere cement B/Stop Ikeja, some unknown hoodlums posing as worshippers who also took part in the morning mass after the prayers at about 8 30 am, requested to have a dialogue with Rev Father Daniel Nwankwo who heads the parish,” he said. Cole also disclosed that the priest granted the hoodlums an audience outside the church auditorium before he was shot by one of the hoodlums “who spoke fluently in Igbo language” with a locally made pistol. “After the incident, the Rev Father raised alarm, while the hoodlums jumped the fence and escaped towards an adjoining canal. The Rev Father was immediately taken to LASUTH for medical attention where he is currently being treated and is under stable conditions,” Famous-Cole stated. Cole added the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who was at the scene of the incident spke to a witness who told him that three persons “of Igbo background” who were not members of the church were seen speaking the the priest before he was shot.

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