The robbers, whose number could not be ascertained, were said to have stormed the First Baptist Church about 10:50pm and opened fire on the worshippers. The injured were taken to the State Hospital, Ota where two of them died, while four others are still lying critically ill.
Meanwhile, confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the gunmen attacked the church and dispossessed the worshippers of their valuables before shooting them. Adejobi added that the robbers abandoned their Toyota Carina with number plate Lagos 803 EPE when they sighted a police patrol team.
However, the police spokesman, however, said investigations had revealed that the car was snatched from its owner at Igando, Lagos State.