Monday, 22 December 2014

Hoodlums attack church in Akure, Ondo State during service,cart away offerings

Hoodlums on Friday invaded the Christ Apostolic Church, Pillar of Fire, located at the LA Primary School area of Akure, Ondo State during service, destroying property and carting away the day’s offering.

It was gathered that the attackers, armed with whips and other weapons, subjected the presiding pastor, Pastor Arije, to severe flogging.

Some sources, however, claimed that the attack was not random but was orchestrated by a rival pastor of one of the churches within the area.

Eyewitnesses reported that the hoodlums stormed the premises of the church on motor bikes and destroyed plastic chairs, a wall clock, window glass and electrical appliances found in the church.

The assailants also reportedly inflicted varying degrees of injuries on members as they tried to escape the attack.

It was gathered that although some policemen came to the rescue, they were also attacked, and those arrested were freed as a result.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Wole Ogodo, who confirmed the incident, said one of the policemen was stabbed by a broken bottle by the assailants after they were chased to Odopetu in Oke Aro.

Ogodo said details of the incident were still sketchy, adding that the command was investigating the reasons for the attack.


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