A Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor Bolanle Ibrahim was killed on Sunday by unknown gunmen in his church at Mile 12 area of Lagos state.
Pastor Bolanle Ibrahim was an assistant pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God King of King parish situated at Maidan Village Mile 12 Lagos. He was said to be dedicating babies during the service when the gunmen who are suspected to be assassins stormed into the church service on sunday.
It was gathered that the gunmen went straight to the altar, dragged pastor Bolanle Ibrahim out of the altar but pleaded to be killed on the altar. During the commotion, another senior pastor of the church approached the gunmen and demanded to know what they wanted from the late pastor Bolanle Ibrahim. One of the gunmen responded by hitting the senior pastor’s mouth with the butt of his gun. The gunmen also threatened to kill any church member that comes close to them.
An aunt to the late pastor mrs Justina Alebiosu said it’s a clear case of assassination. According to her, before her late brother was killed, the gunmen showed him his photo to identify if he was the same person in the photo. Mrs Justina strongly thinks her late brother had some business transaction that went wrong. She continued by saying “my late brother’s death was an unfortunate one. The family has lost a gentleman. We were born as Muslims but got converted to Christianity. I was told when the assassins wanted to drag him out of the altar where he was leading prayers for the mother’s and their babies during child dedication, he begged them to kill him on the altar and that was where he was eventually killed”.
May Pastor Bolanle Ibrahim soul rest in peace.