The wife of the general overseer of Faith Fasting and Prayer Ministry, Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Pastor Mrs. Faith Enejeta, has been killed as gunmen rained bullets on the family’s Lexus SUV.
The husband of the deceased, Prophet Jay Jay Enejeta, who was behind the steering on their way home, was said to have been abducted by the bandits.
According to Punch, the incident occurred on Thursday evening, 30 December, barely 48 days to the New Year as the young couple were approaching their residence in the University town.
Witnesses said Prophet Enejeta was driving home with his wife, Pastor Faith Enejeta, and a sister-in-law when the gunmen ambushed them and opened fire on their vehicle just as they were approaching their residence.
Pellets from the yet to be identified gunmen reportedly pierced through the window of the front passenger seat of the vehicle, hit the wife in her neck and head, and killed her on the spot.
The sister-in-law was also said to have been hit by pellets and presently lying critically in a private hospital in the town.
The husband, who was the one behind the wheel, was reportedly swooped on and abducted by the assailants to an unknown destination.
The police spokesman in the state, Edafe Bright confirmed the incident and also said a manhunt has been launched.