Incident Summary:

03/12/2017: Assailants shot and killed Pastor Godwin Emmanuel, the founder of a Pentecostal church, in Benin City, Edo, Nigeria. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703120021

When:
2017-03-12

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Edo

City:
Benin City

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Oko Central road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Love Fire Ministry
Specific Description Head Pastor: Godwin Emmanuel
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Gunmen kill pastor in Edo," Latest Nigerian News.com, March 15, 2017."
"Gunmen kill pastor in Edo, 11 months after founding church," Nigeria Punch, March 15, 2017."
"Popular Pastor Assassinated By Unknown Gunmen In Benin," TheHeraldng, March 15, 2017."