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TRAGEDY As Gunmen Attack Popular Pastor, Kill Wife In Benin Church


Gunmen suspected to be assassins have shot a pastor, and gunned down his wife in Benin City. The pastor’s assistant also sustained injuries on his head during the rain of bullets about 7:36 p.m on August 14, 2023. Edo Police Command identified the clergy as Rev. Dr. Samuel Chinyereugo, and his wife Mrs. Peace Chinyereugo of God’s Vineyard of Grace Dominion Assembly, 101, Upper Lawani Street, New Benin, Benin City.It was learnt that the ferocious gunmen trailed the cleric who drove in company of his wife to the church where they rained heavy bullets on them as soon as they pulled over in front of the church.

The cleric was quoted to have said that he had earlier noticed a car trailing him inside GRA, where he had visited his friend as he was shocked to see the same vehicle suddenly pulled over behind his in front his church.

It was gathered according to Promise Uzoma Okoro post that one of the three armed men who alighted from the car in a commando manner, had accosted the pastor, snatched the cross pendant on his necklace as the two other assailants opened fire from the rear.

In the melee that ensued, the pastor’s wife was fatally hit by bullets as she died in the hospital few hours after, while her husbands deputy, were resuscitated and discharged.

Confirming the despicable attack, the Public Relations Officer, Edo State Police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor said operatives of the command had commenced full-scale investigation to unmask and prosecute the perpetrators.


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