Gunmen shoot Plateau pastor, wife, kids

Gunmen  suspected to be herdsmen in the early hours of Wednesday shot a popular pastor  in Plateau State, Bayo Famonure, his wife and two children.

It was learnt  that Famonure, founder of Calvary Ministries (CAPRO), was shot alongside his wife and  children by   the hoodlums  at their residence in Gana-Ropp community, Barkin Ladi Council Area of the state.

A source close to the family,  who confirmed the incident  told our correspondent in Jos,  said the pastor and  his  family had been rushed to hospital for treatment.

The source said, “Bayo, his wife and two children were  shot  by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. Bayo was shot in the foot,  his wife in her back and their  children in the legs.

“But they  are  lucky  to be alive after the attack.”

The   Public Relations Officer of the police in the state, ASP Ubah Gabriel, who also confirmed the incident, said they  had beefed up security in the community.

He added that  they  were  on the trail of those behind the attack.