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Christmas Tragedy: Gunmen Shot Dead Reverend Father In Ogun

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By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

Unknown gunmenhave  killed a 38-year-old Reverend Father, Luke Adeleke in Ogun State.

The cleric was killed on Friday while coming from a mass on the eve of Christmas.

It was gathered that the gunmen waylaid the cleric at Ogunmakin village, in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of the state and shot him dead.

A source said: “Fr. Luke Adeleke was said to have left his Parish to an outstation church to celebrate the Christmas Vigil Mass.

“We learnt that he was on his way back when some gunmen attacked and killed him.

“He was said to have been transferred from Gotta Parish Ogun State to another Parish before the unfortunately incident.”

The Ogun State Police Command confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday.

The command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the gunmen exchanged fire with policemen in the area, saying they later escaped with bullet wounds.

He said: “It happened in Ogunmakin in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of the state on Friday.

“The policemen engaged the gunmen in gunfire. Some of them escaped with bullet wounds.”

 

 

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