Daniel Nwankwo, parish priest of St Thomas Catholic Church, Onireke, Lagos, on Friday was shot by gunmen.
A parishoner, Valentine, said the unknown gunmen attacked the church at around 9am.
He explained that the victim had just finished attending to a church member when he was attacked.
“They were three in number. The men came into the church as if they were parishioners,” Valentine said.
“When they arrived here, father was taking confession. As he was walking away after rounding off, they approached him and told him they need N5,000 to use in paying the hospital bill of someone.
“Before you knew what was happening, they had shot him on the stomach.”