A pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God identified as Sylvester Yerinbide has been killed in the Aladja area of the Udu council of Delta State.
The Nation reports that the clergyman was attacked on his way to a vigil by unknown assailants on Friday night in Aladja community.
Yerindibe who hailed from neighbouring Ogbe-Ijoh in Warri Southwest council was rushed to a community hospital by some Ogbe-Ijoh motorcyclists.
He was said to have died later.
Although the police spokesman, Bright Edafe, said he is unaware of the incident, the Ijaw Youth Council in Ogbe-Ijoh claimed the attackers were from Aladja community.
It was reported that the victim, on his death bed, recalled claimed his attackers spoke “Urhobo dialect”.
However, the President of Aladja community, Elder Otto Ogbiruveta denied the claim, saying that an internal investigation was ongoing.
The publication noted that the two communities have clashed in the past but the state government brokered peace about two years ago.