September 10, 2017 – Reverend Father Attack: St Thomas Catholic Church Releases Update On Priest Attacked By Gunmen In Ikeja Lagos, Says Doctors Are Battling To Stabilize Him
At about 9:15am, after presiding over the morning mass and hearing confessions, Rev. Fr Daniel O Nwankwo our Parish Priest was accosted within the church compound by three unknown hoodlums who shot him at a very close range. Fr Daniel was rushed to the hospital where he is currently receiving medical treatment.
The Lagos State Police Commissioner, CP Imohim Edgal responded swiftly with his men by visiting the crime scene within twenty minutes of the incident and also visited the victim at the hospital where Doctors are doing their best to stabilize the Priest.
We Appreciate the concern of our Parishioners and well meaning members of the public who have shown us tremendous support at this trying period and urge you to keep the prayers coming even as we commit the quick recovery of our dear Rev Fr Daniel to God through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary whose Feast of Nativity we celebrate today.
[Official Press Statement By St Thomas Catholic Church, Onilekere, Ikeja, Lagos]