The Pastor-in-Charge of the Divine Shadow Church of Daudu, Uhembe Jacob, was killed by angry youth over his alleged complicity in missing male organ in the community.
Daudu is a satellite town on Makurdi-Lafia federal highway, mainly inhabited by internally displaced persons ( IDPs) due to herdmen attacks on farmers in the Guma and Logo local government areas of Benue.
For more than two weeks, the town has witnessed massive protests over the alleged missing male genital organ.
Youth in the area went on rampage and set Pastor Uhembe Jacob’s house on fire last Tuesday.
They accused him of being the brain behind the missing organ.
They told The Nation that he was one of the syndicates acting as a pastor to pray and heal those who had their organs removed.
The Nation gathered that while the burning of houses was going on, Pastor Jacob attempted to escape in his vehicle.
But as he drove towards Lafia road in Nassarawa state, youths caught up and killed him.
His body was found in the bush on Friday.
There is tension in the community as some residents loyal to the pastor staged a peaceful demonstration on Sunday while displaying his poster.
Benue Police Command has deployed anti- riot police team to forestall break down of law and order.
Police spokesperson Kate Aneene, a DSP, confirmed the killing and said investigation has commenced.
Pastor Jacob – killed by angry youths.