Gunmen have reportedly invaded First Baptist Church,, Nekede in Imo State and abducted Mrs. Bola Abioye, wife of Imo Zoo General Manager.
Source said the gunmen stormed the church immediately after the Sunday Service at about 1:30pm shooting sporadically.
Narrating the incident, a worshiper, simply identified as Dr Blessing, said the church had just concluded thanksgiving while members were heading to the car park to drive out to the venue of merriment when the gunmen struck.
“The church had just dismissed so everyone was heading to the car park with the intention to go to the home of the member only for an Ash-coloured Sienna vehicle to drive in shooting sporadically.
“The abductors who wore police vests were shooting right there at the car park. They first dragged a woman but after some seconds, one of them shouted it’s not this one.
“Before they went to drag Mrs Abioye shooting directly to scare people away. Though she tried to resist, there was so much commotion. And within minutes, they drove off still shooting”, Blessing said.
When contacted, Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Michael Abattam, said the command has not received details of the incident.