A gang of armed robbers in the early hours of Saturday raided New Life Gospel Church, in Sariki Nomaa area of Lokoja, capital of Kogi State, injuring two elders of the church after they collected valuables of the worshipers.
The robbers who came in their numbers attacked the church when the elders converged for night prayers, Pastor of the Church, Olorunfemi Ojo said while confirming the attack.
He said the night prayer team noticed three unknown men trying to force their way into Victory Primary School beside the church and were confronted making the intruders to pick race.
“Shortly after, some unknown men numbering up to about fifteen of them alongside the three that had come earlier invaded the Church by destroying the windows and forcing their way into the church building, hitting them with planks, broken bottles and stones, hurting the elderly men before they ran for their lives.
“Two of the church elders sustained several degrees of injury and have been rushed to an undisclosed hospital for treatment”.
Ojo said after unleashing their mayhem, the attackers went away with some of the church properties, collected phones and cash leaving the church building with broken bottles, stones and planks and in shambles
He added that the men were later caught by vigilantes as they tried to carry out another round of robbery in the area.
When contacted, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Aya said, his office has not been briefed about the incident by the Nigerian Police B division Lokoja.