Two sons of the presiding pastor of the Independent Baptist Church in Calabar, Rev. Nicholas Wayih, have been killed by gunmen.
The two sons identified as Archibong and Ekpenyong were said to have had a prolonged struggle with the
armed men before they were gunned down.
“When the beating became severe, two of the sons, who were hefty, had to engage the intruders in physical battle because they did not see guns with them initially and when they were almost overpowering intruders, one of the robbers gave an order that they should be killed.
“The third son, who experienced the incident, had to rush to the mother’s room to tell her not to come out but the mother came out and asked the robbers what they wanted. She offered her ATM card and they took it after they had gun down the brothers. The robbers even withdrew money from the ATM in the morning of the incident,” he said.But another source, Michael Ebube, said one of the robbers sustained deep cut while trying to gain access to the pastor’s house.
Ebube said, “The robbers gained access to the building and in the course of attempting to gain entrance into the pastor’s residence, one of the sons used machete to cut
one of the armed robbers. It was learnt that the cut was severe. The robbers still continued and eventually they gained entrance into the building.
“In retaliation, they shot the two sons when they got in but left almost immediately in annoyance without actually stealing anything because the injured robber was bleeding profusely. The robbers scaled the fence the way they came in and it appeared they stayed in the next compound for sometime before they left because was so much blood stains on the floor of the compound they came in through.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. John Eluu, who confirmed the incident, said the police was currently investigating the matter.