Gunmen on Friday morning shot Rev. Fr. Daniel Nwankwo, the Parish Priest of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Onilekere, Ikeja Lagos.
Reports said the shooters posed as parishioners attending the early morning mass.
TheCable quoted a witness identified as Valentine as saying: “They were three in number. The men came into the church as if they were parishioners.
“When they arrived here, father was taking confession. As he was walking away after rounding off, they approached him and told him they need N5,000 to use in paying the hospital bill of someone.
“Before you knew what was happening, they had shot him in the stomach.”
Another witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the attackers scaled the fence after hitting their target.