Leader of popular Pentecostal churches, Behold He Commeth Pentecostal Church, Umudike branch, in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Pastor Nnaemeka Ukenye, has been killed near his farm by unknown gunmen.
The deceased, who was killed last Saturday at age 48, was shot dead by six-man gang, who butchered his body, near his poultry and piggery farm/office, in Umuobia Housing Estate, Umuahia, Abia State capital, The Sun reports.
A family source who was at the scene of Pastor Ukenye’s killing told the paper that his killers asked him if he knew one Ngozi.
“My Oga said no and turned to us to ask if there was anybody like that. We said no. The assailant claimed that our oga was owing the said Ngozi salary. One of them brought out a cutlass and hit me on the back, asking me to disappear. Others and I ran in different directions. They held our oga down. We heard our Oga shouting, after which three gunshots were fired. Everywhere became quiet thereafter,” the source was quoted as saying by The Sun.