Armed robbers on Thursday morning attacked the Assemblies of God Church branch in Abakaliki, raping a girl and shooting another, Punch reports.
A source told the newspaper that while they raped one of the girls, they shot another who resisted their attempts to have carnal knowledge of her in the laps
They also reportedly stole some equipment belonging to the church.
An elder of the church, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also confirmed the incident.
He said, “Yes what you heard is true; we were notified on the incident this morning. Our pastor is not available now.
“However the matter has been reported to the police and the girls have been taken to hospital for treatment.”
The police spokesman in the state, Loveth Odah, said she had yet to be briefed about the incident when she was contacted by the newspaper.
It is understood that some youths belonging to the drama unit of the church, were having an all-night rehearsal in preparation for a drama programme on Friday when they were attacked between 1am and 2am by the hoodlums.