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Taraba: RCCG pastor’s wife shot dead by gunmen



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

Suspected armed men have killed a Redeemed Christians Church of God pastor’s wife in Taraba State.

This is according to a statement by Youths Transformation Initiative, which was signed by its executive director, Emmanuel Yakubu, claimed that on November 17, 2023, an attack along the Wukari-Jootar highway resulted in the mother of one being shot and killed.

The deceased was travelling from Akure to Taraba to be with her husband when she passed away, along with her two-month-old child.

“We kindly request that the Inspector General of Police and the Chief of Army Staff be made aware of the ceaseless attacks taking place at the intersection of Taraba and Benue State on the Wukari-Jootar federal highway. The recent event involving Mrs. Oluwakemi Moses Konye, a participant in the Taraba Youths Transformation Initiative, deeply disturbs us, the statement said.

“On November 17, 2023, while traveling from Akure to reunite with her husband and her two-month-old child, Mrs. Oluwakemi, a member of the Youth Corps in 2019, tragically lost her life in an attack. She was married to a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Taraba Province 1. Even with the numerous military and police checkpoints along this route, these kinds of incidents continue unabated.

“Many citizens have gone through similar experiences, one of them being a senior consultant from the federal medical center Jalingo. The relevant authorities must respond to these incidents right away.

“We beg the police and military to step in immediately. Furthermore, we urge Taraba South senator David S.U. Jimkuta to use his power in the National Assembly to address this urgent matter.

“Mrs. Oluwakemi is leaving behind a two-month-old child today. We strongly denounce these crimes and demand that those responsible be brought to justice right away.

“TYTI expresses appreciation to Taraba’s executive governor, His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas, for his efforts to improve security. To protect the state, we kindly request additional assistance and coordination with the Army and Air Force”.