Crime and Metro

Nigerian Pastor Confirmed Dead

A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Sylvester Yerinbide, has been killed by unknown armed men in the Aladja area of Udu council of Delta State,

Sylvester hailed from neighbouring Ogbe-Ijoh in Warri Southwest council. Yerinbide was reportedly attacked by unidentified persons on his way to a vigil in Aladja community.

He was reportedly discovered by some Ogbe-Ijoh motorcyclists, who rushed him to hospital in the community for treatment. He died later.

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) in Ogbe-Ijoh claimed the assailants were from Aladja community, as the victim recalled that his attackers spoke “Urhobo dailect” on his death bed.

President of Aladja community, Elder Otto Ogbiruveta denied the claim, saying that an internal investigation was ongoing.

The two communities clashed in the past but the state government-brokered peace about two years ago. Police spokesman Bright Edafe said the command was not yet aware of the incident.

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