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Gunmen invade home of Nigerian archbishop in possible assassination attempt

.- Suspected assassins invaded the home of Archbishop Alaba Job on Wednesday night, wielding guns and demanding to see the archbishop.  Before leaving, the unknown attackers injured the archbishop’s private secretary, Father Victor Amole, and two security guards.

The archbishop, who heads the Archdiocese of Ibadan, is also chairman of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Nigeria.

The Catholic Information Service for Africa reports that the intruders made several attempts to find the archbishop. When they failed to find him, they beat the three men and took three laptops.
It is unclear whether the assailants were assassins or armed robbers. 

Archbishop Alaba has been involved in a property dispute with a prominent Ibadan politician. The politician has reportedly ignored a court order and resorted to “jungle justice” to force the Church out of its property.


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