Nigerian Pastor, David Elijah Chidiebere, Narrowly Escapes After Gunmen Shoot him in Front of his Church

The pastor-in-charge of Grace and Power Divine Prophetic Ministry, Awka, Pastor David Elijah Chidiebere, narrowly escaped death yesterday, when unknown gunmen shot him in front of his church in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

The middle-aged pastor who has been running the ministry has gained popularity through his deliverance and healing exploits, especially on Thursdays. Eyewitnesses said the attackers who may have been lurking around soon emerged from hiding and started shooting sporadically, as faithful ran for cover to save their lives.

It was not yet clear whether the gunmen were hired assassins, or armed robbers, but some church members allege that the gunmen trailed the pastor in their vehicle from Enugu to Awka where he was attacked as he tried to park his car in front of his church.

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SOURCE: Uzoma Nzeagwu
The Guardian