Armed robbers, in the early hours of yesterday stormed the Christ the King Pentecostal Church, along Ezenei Avenue in Asaba, Delta State during a prayer vigil, carting away with church instruments and the sum of N150, 000 cash.
According to eye-witnesses, the hoodlums numbering over eight, armed with AK47 and other dangerous weapons, drove into the area in a Hilux van with no registration number, disguised as worshipers, in order to gain the attention of the prayer warriors.
Some members of the church who spoke to Leadership revealed that the stolen money was part of donations made during the service last Sunday, in order to speed-up completion of the church building.
Over the past few months there have been reports of these dare devil armed robbers turning Churches to their new target for their robbery operations.
In March it was reported that no fewer than 15 armed robbers invaded the Christ Apostolic Church in Alagbado, Lagos State, carting away with about 40 phones and money estimated at N2m.
A similar incident occurred few weeks after the Lagos robbery as six armed robbers invaded the Vine Branch church in Ibadan in an attempt to steal the Sunday service offering.