It was a sad Saturday for residents of Pipeline, Kubwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, when a 42-year-old woman, Deaconess Eunice Olawale, was murdered in cold blood as she was observing her early morning preaching near her house.

The incident, which took place at the early hours of Saturday, July 9, left the entire neighbourhood speechless and confused.

Information gathered by Nigerian Tribune revealed that as she was being attacked, she was shouting and crying “blood of Jesus, somebody help me” until her voice was heard no more.

Some residents confirmed that they heard the voice of the woman as she was crying for help, but they couldn’t help because the perpetrators of the act were armed.

When Nigerian Tribune visited her residence on Sunday, in Kubwa, Abuja, hundreds of sympathisers, especially members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), where until her death, she was a deaconess, were there to mourn with her family.

The wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, visited the family, sympathised with them and prayer session was held for the family.

Mrs Osinbajo also signed the condolence register as sympathisers were crying uncontrollably, and described the deceased as a very good and simple woman.