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Double Tragedy Suspected cultists kill two sons of a pastor in Calabar

A man of God and his family has been thrown into mourning as two of his sons are killed by gunmen.

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Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase play

Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase


The family of the presiding pastor of the Independent Baptist Church in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, Rev. Nicholas Wayih, has been thrown into mourning as two sons of the man of God were allegedly shot dead by gunmen suspected to be robbers, reports CrossRiverWatch.

The two young men identified as Archibong and Ekpenyong, were said to have engaged the men in struggle before they met their untimely deaths.

The gunmen reportedly over 10, were said to have gained access into the family compound of the Wayih's located at the Efio-Ette Junction axis of the municipal city, after scaling the fence, and clergy’s two sons were said to have engaged them in a physical battle after they had gained entry into the residence, between 1am and 3am of Tuesday, March 29.

A member of the family narrated the circumstances of the double murder of the young men:

"The gunmen gained access into the compound by jumping the fence and started beating the clergy’s three sons that had come out from their rooms on noticing the intruders.

When the beating became severe, two of the sons, who were hefty, had to engage the intruders in physical battle because they did not see guns with them initially and when they were almost overpowering intruders, one of the men gave an order that they should be killed.

The third son, who experienced the incident, had to rush to the mother’s room to tell her not to come out but the mother came out and asked the robbers what they wanted.

She offered her ATM card and they took it after they had gun down the brothers. The robbers even withdrew money from the ATM in the morning of the incident.”

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP John Eluu, has confirmed the incident, saying the police was currently investigating the matter.

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