A pastor in one of the parishes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) was stabbed to death during a church vigil in Rivers State.
The incident took place around 3am on Saturday at the church located on Danjuma Street, off Odili Road in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
A source in the neighbourhood was quoted as saying “The man came through the gates at that ungodly time, stabbed the gateman with a knife he was holding, brushed through the congregation to the altar, stabbed the pastor and walked out with impunity.”
Rivers police spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed that “the command is aware” of the incident.
He added that investigation has begun to arrest and prosecute the suspected killer.