A clergyman, Reverend Emmanuel Saba Bileya, and his wife, Julianna, have been killed by yet to be identified gunmen in Mararraba community in Donga local government area of Tabara state.
The spokesperson of the state police command, ASP David Misal, who confirmed this to 042BAZE, said the pastor, who is the Senior Pastor at Reform Church and his wife were on their farm when the gunmen stormed the place and opened fire on them, killing them instantly.
“It was an attack on the pastor and his wife on their farm. While they were working on the farm, suddenly armed men came and opened fire on them leading to the death of the pastor and his wife” the spokesperson said.
Misal said the matter is currently being investigated.
Pastor Saba is said to have recently graduated from a University in the US. The deceased couple leaves behind eight children.
Meanwhile friends have taken to social media the late couple.