Panic in Akwa Ibom community as gunmen attack church, shoot one

There is panic in Inen Ikot Esse village in OrukAnam local government area of Akwa Ibom, as gunmen suspected to be cultists invaded a Pentecostal church and shot one of the church elders identified Elder Friday Ufenang.

It was gathered that the suspected cultists numbering over 10 had stormed the church premises and went straight to where church officers were praying before the commencement of service and shot Ufenang in the head.

According to an eyewitness Mr Sunday Ibanga, the worshippers took to their heels when the hoodlums started shooting in the air within the church premises. He explained that a new pastor posted to the church reached out to the church headquarters for a vehicle before the victim was rushed to the hospital for treatment.