Suspected robbers on Monday invaded the Dunamis International Gospel Centre and stabbed a security guard, identified only as John, in the stomach and ripped off his intestines in the Bwari area council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
It was gathered that the hoodlums, numbering over 10 invaded the church from the shanties and slums in the neighbourhood.
According to PUNCH, a source said they demanded money and searched the premises, adding that they became angry when they could not find anything.
He said, “The incident happened around 3am on Monday. The robbers came and John tried to resist them. During the fracas, he was overpowered and stabbed in the stomach.
“He was rushed to the General Hospital in Kubwa but because doctors were on strike, there was nothing that could be done. He was thereafter transferred to another private hospital in Abuja.”
Fear gripped residents on the District Centre Estate, Phase 4, Kubwa following the invasion on the church premises.
The Chairman of the District Centre Estate, Ifeanyi Uwaje, who confirmed the incident said, “What happened was very unfortunate; we took the victim to a hospital and we have reported the case to the police.”
An Associate Pastor of the church, Joseph Ogaba, said nothing was stolen from the church.
He said, “Nothing was taken from the church and we cannot question somebody (guard) who is on the sickbed. Until he gets better and we hear from him, whatever you hear will be assumptions. We will prefer you wait to hear from the church before publication.”