A pastor of The Apostolic Church in Gbongan, Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State, was weekend killed by unknown assailants.

Sources in the town revealed that the pastor was killed inside his church at Oke-ola area of the town while praying at midnight.

It was learnt that the pastor, whose identity cannot be immediately confirmed, was killed by unknown persons, who escaped after perpetrating the dastardly act.

The matter, which was initially reported at the Gbongan Police Division, it was further gathered had been transferred to the state Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) in Osogbo, the state capital.

Efforts to get more information on the incident proved futile as policemen at the Gbongan Division refused to speak on the matter, saying it had been transferred to the SCID.

It was however gathered that the police had commenced investigations into the matter.