At about 8.45pm on the 5th of May 2020; while in a daily Bible Study session at their Family House in Gana Ropp, Uncle Bayo Famonure along with his wife, Auntie Naomi, two children, and their grandchildren were attacked by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. While two kept guard outside, four of the gunmen stormed the sitting room of the Missionary family and released bullets from their AK 47 riffles. Uncle Bayo Famonure got bullet shots on his head and leg, while Auntie Naomi got hit at her back. The two children got hit on their legs. Information reaching us has it that the kingpins stayed a while to ensure they completed their murder mission and even considered butchering their targets but on a second thought concluded their targets were dead. All four are doing fine and receiving treatment.
In Uncle Bayo’s words, he wrote, “I am very okay. Yes, shot in the head but bullet didn’t enter, it’s a miracle. Shot in my feet but missed the bones. Just praise God. Mummy is stable but bullet in her back. Adua and Victor shot in the feet but we’re all chatting…”
Over the years, dozens of attacks have been recorded in and around Gana Ropp in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state, as armed Fulani herdsmen are fondly seen. It is also believed that there is a deliberate attack on Christian organizations within this locality. Recently, CAPRO Ministries was attacked and Agape Missions have suffered several threats, kidnap and confrontations.
The miraculous survival of Uncle Bayo Famonure, his wife and their children is a major victory for the Missions Community and the Church of God at large. What the enemy planned for evil, God turned around for a testimony to prove His protection, immeasurable love and capacity to deliver His people. All the glory to God. The Church is matching on!