Reverend Father Cornelius Koba of a Catholic Church in Taraba State has narrated how he was shot in the leg during an attack by gunmen on Monday morning.

The Secret Heart Minor Seminary, Jalingo, came under attack in the early hours of Monday when gunmen stormed the catholic church facility.

Father Koba told Bounce News in Jalingo that the attackers stormed the Seminary in their numbers and headed to his room.

"They shot and brock the windscreen of my car and also shot through the window of my apartment and destroyed my television set and other properties.

"They came around 1am and got a student whom they ordered to take them to my room.

(Photo: Rev. Cornelius Koba)

"I came out and met them all armed, numbering about five. As soon they sighted me, one of them said ‘see him, kill him’, but another objected.

"So they hit me with sticks and when I fell down, one of them shot me in the leg and they left," he said.

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Mr David Akinremi, the Commissioner of Police in the state confirmed the attack to Bounce News in Jalingo.

Akinremi explained that the prompt intervention of the police prevented the hoodlums from achieving their aim of killing innocent students and teachers in the school.

"Yes, a Reverend father was shot during the attack by hoodlums but the prompt intervention of the police prevented them from achieving their aim.

"The police have successfully rescued all the students that ran into the bush during the attack," he said.

Akinremi urged residents of the state to go about their normal business as the command had put in place measures to safeguard their lives.

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