Gunmen attacked Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Spritual Head of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria on Thursday, his spokesman, Maximus Ugwuoke has alleged.
Ugwuoke alleged that there was an assassination attempt on the controversial priest in Enugu on Thursday a few days to after Mbaka publicly spoke on the chances of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate and his running mate, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi respectively.
The spokesman stated,“It is with rude shock and utter surprise that we received the report of the attempted assassination plot of the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria last Thursday evening by some unknown gun men who fired gun shots at him on his way in Enugu.”
Fr. Mbaka had called on Peter Obi who attended the church Bazaar a week ago to make donation towards church projects or jeopardise his chance of winning the 2019 election.
The priest suffered media attack over the statement before the assassination attempt that happened on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State, who was a beneficiary of Mbaka’s blessings last Sunday, has called for investigation of the allegation
Umahi, who spoke as Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum, in a statement, expressed shock over the alleged assassination attempt on Mbaka and called on security agencies to unravel the circumstances surrounding the alleged attack on the Catholic Priest.
The Ebonyi governor, in the statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor described the alleged attack on the priest as highest provocation of man against God and called for full scale investigation to unravel those behind the attempted assassination.
He said the attempted assassination of the Catholic priest showed how low men had descended in their inordinate quest for power and to silence the truth, and thanked God for saving the life of Mbaka while calling on the Inspector General of Police to dispatch a crack team to investigate the alleged attack.