The incident happened hours after the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance team to Daura in Katsina State was attacked, Kuje Prison in Abuja invaded with over 800 inmates released, while an Assistant Commissioner of Police was gunned down in Katsaina.
Umaru, who was reportedly shot in the incident, is currently recuperating at the hospital, while his wife who witnessed the attack, is reportedly in an unconscious state.
Humwashi Wonosikou, Press Secretary to Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, confirmed the incident, saying the gunmen stormed the Reverend’s house around 2:00 am.
Fintiri has described the attack as shocking and barbaric, and charged security operatives to go after the attackers.
“The State Government condemns in the strongest terms the despicable attack on this innocent family; the perpetrators of this heinous act must be brought to justice, and we have offered our full support to the Security Agencies to do so,” Fintiri said, adding that Government would continue to confront crime in all its forms, including “the threat posed by kidnappers.”
Fintiri offered his “deepest condolences” to the victims’ families and loved ones, including the Church.