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Catholic Priest, Rev Father Accidentally Killed Himself While Cleaning Gun In Edo State

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August 27, 2013 – Catholic Priest, Rev Father Accidentally Shoots Himself While Cleaning Gun In Edo State

A Catholic Rev. Father accidentally took his own life last Sunday morning in his house inside Saint Thomas Moore Catholic church in Sobe, Owan W. LGA of Edo State.

Rev Father Peter Ayala reportedly killed himself while cleaning his double-barrel gun before the morning mass.

We learnt the accidental gun-discharge incident happened when some of the worshippers had already gathered for worship around 7am.

According to sources, when the worshippers heard a lound sound of gun from his house, church elders immediately rushed to his apartment. They found the Rev. father lying in a pool of his own blood, an incident that threw the whole church into disarray.

The Church elders were said to have reported the incident to the Bishop of Auchi Diocese, Dr Gabriel Duniya, who also was told by security agents that the priest died when the rifle he was cleaning went off.

Moses Eguavoen, the public relations officer of Edo State who confirmed the incident said;

“The incident is unfortunate. The state command is yet to the get full details of what transpired before the priest’s death.”

Heya! May his soul rest in perfect peace.



  1. hj

    August 27, 2013 at 5:42 AM

    Una sure say no be suicide?…cos Nigerians do good cover-up stories!!!…but rest in peace Priest!

  2. Smart

    August 27, 2013 at 5:48 AM

    Who gave him the gun

  3. bezo

    August 27, 2013 at 6:38 AM

    How fada go get gun, those that kill by the sword will surely die by the sword, maybe he don first kill with the gun, bcoz I non see any reason why a whole Rev fada go get gun

    • Toochukwu

      September 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      For me I believe somebody murdered the priest Come to think of it, weather he shot himself or not , what did those people staying with him do when they heard the gun shot, or does it mean that they did not hear the gun shot. How can he be cleaning his gun when he was already dressed for Sunday Mass, all am saying is that they should conduct a proper investigation and stop rubbishing the dead man’s image.

  4. etebiajnr

    August 27, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    Wetin Rev father use gun for, Is dat gun greater than God’s protection?


    August 27, 2013 at 6:54 AM

    All mst every Rev fr hv gun. And dat gun is 4 security purpose.


      August 27, 2013 at 6:57 AM

      Onlw God knows. May his soul R.I.P Amen

  6. Bench

    August 27, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    I confusing myself within dis stories lining. I wondering d criminal possiblnesses of d Revrnd. It didnt clear.

  7. SPOT 1

    August 27, 2013 at 9:59 AM


  8. Book of Life

    August 27, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    @smart me too i wonder ooo

  9. Justice

    August 27, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Why in the first place putting bullets in a gun you are cleaning ?

    This might be a covered suicide, let the police do their Homework well !

  10. Gidz10

    August 27, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Wetin im wont carry gun do for mass? Na gun be Bible or Holy Communion, dis is not real!

  11. Livingston

    August 27, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Besides who gave him the gun, what is he doing with a gun? is he suppose to kill life or save life?

  12. Nonso Uroko

    August 27, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Rest in peace iz all we hve got to say.

  13. Taiwo Nordveit

    August 27, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    How did he get ahold of the gun? How would they know it wasn’t suicide? Let’s leave it to God bcos people, especially the media know how to frame story. They can tell u how heaven they ain’t be to looks like.

  14. yemi

    August 27, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Y is he keepng d gun in d 1st place

  15. Lucy

    August 27, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    So, he rather put his life in the gun for security instead of God.

  16. deeoner

    August 27, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    Live by d Gun,die by d Gun!!!
    Wot is a reverend father doin wit a Gun.Imagine d kinda world we nw live in,shuo.I tire O.Wot excuse does he hav?for protection,to scare…….som1 shuld pls explain.

  17. Alhaji Olanrewaju Abiodun

    August 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    I wonder What priest was doing with gun! Is dat, his bible or d rosary?

  18. Abibu Akeem

    August 27, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    What is he doing wt a gun

  19. cynthia

    August 27, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    @smart am the one that gave him the gun.

  20. Don

    August 27, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    How can a priest have gun wit him?is it for what purpose?


    August 27, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Eya! Rest in peace my priest.maybe he is using the gun for security popurse. Amed robbers in Nigeria dey make priest dey use gun. Chai! What a country!!

  22. Linus

    August 27, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    what would he be doing with a gun? Never mind, rest in peace priest

  23. peter duru

    August 27, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Good News…Your dirty soul shall roast in HELL Forever….

    • jesssy

      August 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      may God forgive you.who r u to judge?

    • Israel

      August 30, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      Be careful the way you talk, avoid wroth of God, upon you

    • KK

      September 4, 2013 at 6:23 PM

      Be careful! God sees and judges even our inner most thought. Do not condem. D MEASURE U GIVE D MEASURE U RECIEVE.

  24. justin

    August 27, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Why would a catholic prist who is suppose to teach his member on how GOD Guides and Protects us wit LOVE and CARE be Having a double barrel for self protection and according to de story i guess he normally cary the gun to Morning mass or is he preparing for WAR well may his soul RIP

  25. Smov

    August 28, 2013 at 4:48 AM

    Cum hw dat man take get gun? Bt dis one wey he accidentaly kiled him sin wil God judge as suicide pls pals answer me cos am confused

  26. m.o

    August 28, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    every body need gun 4 naija oo even baba lawo n blind people self bcos d rate of insecurity 4 naija dey baffle me.i no fit sit down on my own wit my eyes open n some bloody civilian go com attack me n kill dr papa so we need 2 defend our self or else we die like goat.naija no get security b warn

  27. Ottih cyprain

    August 28, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    For God sake Father what are u doing wit GUN***

  28. Henry Reverend

    August 28, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Though it has happened, I pray God to take his soul, Perhaps, I urge other Rev. fathers handling weapons to humbly lay them down & depend only on God for protection irrespective of the level of terrorization in Nigeria for this has taught us that personal security is vanity outside God. No wonder he became a terror against himself if this is not just fabrications. wether suicide or homicide R.I.P father.

  29. mrs ohio

    August 28, 2013 at 1:13 PM


    • KK

      September 4, 2013 at 6:05 PM

      Judge n Barristeq Ohio, do not let ur own words or thinking lead u astray. Who made u a judge. May God forgive u bcos u ve judged n condemed a prophet. Where u there, why not b in a safer side by keeping quiet than saying what u dont know. Be careful, TOUCH NOT MY ANOINTED AND DO MY PROPHET NO HARM.

  30. Rita

    August 29, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Hello? everybody,I don’t want to defend the priest,I will testify only what I know,I finished from a high school in that same town (sobe high school)so many years ago, the priests are left to survive on their own, they survive by hunting wild animals and farming,that explains why our beloved late brother was having a gun with him even as a priest, that’s his means of survival in that remote area of the country, may his kind and humble soul rest in peace in JESUS name amen, (childhood choir member of saint Joseph catholic church owan 20 years back)

    • KK

      September 4, 2013 at 6:08 PM

      May God bless u

    • KK

      September 4, 2013 at 6:09 PM

      May God bless u 4 these explaination n sincerety, Rita.

  31. eghosa

    August 29, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    its surprising,was he drunk or what?

  32. Israel

    August 30, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Avoid wroth of God

  33. Moses

    August 31, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Have u burdered to kwon:-
    1) What is d scene of dis incident like?
    2) Does d late Rev. Finger print appear on dat gun?
    3) what was d position of d gun and d Rev’s body?
    4) The bullet found in d Rev’s body, is it d bullet dat a double barrel uses?
    4) Does a priest live alone?
    5) if he was really servicing d gun, is it possible dat e would do dat d very Sunday morning e was surpose to minister?
    6) wot kind of key does e use?
    7) the kind of spanner e brought out, is dere any nut dat it can lose?
    8) Has anybody ever found him wit such gun, goin to hunt?
    9) Does dat looked just fired wen d church 1st got dere?

    • KK

      September 4, 2013 at 6:13 PM

      U make sense Dear. Thank u.

  34. Toochukwu

    September 3, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    • . Peter Ayala, may your gentle soul rest in perfect peace. From my knowledge of you, I believed that you may not have committed suicide, because you have a very strong faith in God while you lived. Do not mind what people are saying about your death because people can say whatever they like, but it is what God says that matters. You were an example of a good priest of God. You were not a man of too many words. You loved a life of solitude and mortification. You were not materialistic. Even though you had not much materially, but you always shared the little you had with the needy. You were selfless, kind hearted, generous, humble, quiet and prayerful. I remembered the last time we spoke on telephone, a day before the day you passed on, you were telling me about your devotion to the precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, whom you Loved, served and were devoted to while you were alive, you never sounded frustrated. You also told me of your fish pound and how the fishes would mature in six months’ time. If you were frustrated or loosed hope, how come you newly started a fish pound you were planning to harvest in a six months’ time? How come, they said a gun was beside you? If you were truly cleaning a gun as people said, they gun would have shot something else not you, any way God knows the truth. Just as the Lord Jesus prayed for those who persecuted Him, that they be forgiven, I know you as a man of God who forgives easily, please, I beg you that you forgive them for they do not know what they did. I would not forget your popular saying –“The Lord knows everything and that there is nothing hidden from God” I am very sure that the Lord knows everything that happened to you. I know you must have suffered severe pains before you finally gave up the ghost, but Fr, Buoro , go well, even if people are saying anything they like concerning your death, the Lord alone knows the truth and the legacy you left behind would speak for you always. May the God of Mercy reward you for your good deeds to the poor, the helpless and the abandoned. Father of the poor, go well! Defender of the defenseless, Adieu! Hope of the forsaken, bye- bye! May the Lord grant your gentle soul, everlasting rest in His Kingdom. Be sure of our masses, prayers and sacrifices for you sake. Bye Fr. Ayala, Adieu, Fr.Odion, Go well Fr. Buoro. We will miss your gentle smile, sincere advice, charitable deeds and prayers. May your soul and the souls of the faithful departed; through the Mercy of God may you rest in Peace Amen.

    • KK

      September 4, 2013 at 6:17 PM

      May His soul rest in peace. Amen

  35. wolex

    August 22, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    What is he doing with gun?The church authority must be questioned.

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