ByÂ Peter DuruI, Makurdi
A six member gang suspected to be armed robbers has raided Saint Theresa Catholic Parish in Naka, Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State few hours after N3 million was raised by the church at a Special Thanksgiving Service held in honour of Governor Gabriel Suswam.
Saturday Vanguard gathered from a source that the gang members who were well armed stormed the Church premises late into the night after the service, shooting sporadically in the air to scare inhabitants of the community.
They were said to have gained entrance into the residence of the Parish Priest, Rev. Father. Thomas Orhena, in search of the N3 million generated at the Thanksgiving service.
Luckily, the parish priest had removed the funds from the church and travelled out of the parish at the time of the attack, but his servants were not lucky as they were attacked by the invading assailants.