Wife of 35-year-old Pastor Ayuba Moriya, who was reportedly killed by gunmen in Bauchi on Saturday, recounts how her husband was murdered.
According to an eyewitnesses, the gunmen stormed the pastor’s house at Dilimi Village in Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State around 11pm.
Residents said the gunmen gained access to the pastor’s house through the back-door after a failed attempt to destroy the main gate made of iron.
According to a resident, who said nobody could rescue the family from the hands of the heavily armed killers, said: “There was sound of gunshots and screams and so we ran away”.
The widow, Mrs. Rifkatu Ayuba Moriya, amid tears, narrated what really happened at their residence. The woman said over 20 gunmen in army uniforms stormed their house.
She said: “On getting to the house, they told me that they were here to kill my husband. We were not left with any option than to say our last prayer. They dragged my husband outside and shot him severally while others macheted him until he died.”
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Rifkatu said the gunmen had wanted to kill her two-year-old son with an option to abduct their daughter while others said they should kill her.
She said that three other people staying in the mission house had to flee with one seriously injured while the gunmen raided the place and carted away unspecified amount of money.Continue reading
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