A clergyman of renown in Plateau State who is the founder of Calvary
Ministries (CAPRO) Pastor Bayo Famonure, his wife and two children were
shot on Wednesday by gunmen at his residence.
A source close to
the family told Nigerian Tribune that the gunmen who were eight in
number stormed the residence of the clergyman at Gana Ropp in
Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of
Wednesday and held the entire family hostage.
It was gathered that
five of the gunmen positioned themselves at various strategic parts of
the environment while three others forced themselves into the house
where the clergyman and his family were woken up at gunpoint.
Tribune learnt that the gunmen shot the clergyman, his wife and two
children, but they were lucky as five of them were rushed to Barkin-Ladi
Hospital immediately the assailants bolted away.
“Last night, May
5, the mission base of Calvary Ministries (CAPRO) and home to Bayo
Famonure (founder, CAPRO), in Gana Ropp, Plateau State, was attacked by
gunmen suspected to be Fulani. Bayo, his wife and two children were
shot. Bayo was shot in the feet, the wife took a bullet in her back,
children shot in the feet,” said the source.
However, the State
Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ubah Gabriel, who confirmed the
incident said the command has beefed up security in the community and on
the trail of the gunmen.