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Idol Worshippers Beat Pastor To Stupor For Refusing To End Sunday Church Service At 8am

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Idol Worshippers Beat Pastor To Stupor For Refusing To End Sunday Church Service At 8am In Urora Edo State

The founder the City of God Rest Ministry, Pastor Destiny Eguavoen, was on Sunday beaten up by youths of Urora community in Edo state for flouting the community’s order to stop church service before 8am.

Chief Priest of the community, Chief Ugiagbe Aiwaguore, Ohen Ugbodeyaen of Urora, had ordered owners of shops in the community and residents to stay indoors for the celebration of the annual Ikpoleki festival.

All churches were asked to end their Sunday service before 8am.

Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Bishop Oyenude Kure, kicked against the order saying it violated the freedom of worship as enshrined in the Nigeria Constitution.

Bishop Kure asked churches in Urora to go about their normal church service on Sunday.

He said the restriction on movement was unacceptable to the church as the body of Christ.

It was gathered that youths of the community moved from street to street to ensure compliance as shops were closed and some churches hurriedly ended their service while other refused to open for business.

Many residents in the community were indoors.

At the City of God Rest Ministry, the youths were peeved that the Pastor was still preaching as at 9am and they disrupted the service.

Members of the church scampered for safety as the youths used chairs to beat anybody in sight.

Speaking to our reporter on phone, Pastor Eguavoen said he was badly injured during the attack.

Pastor Eguavoen who said he was at the police headquarters said the leadership of CAN has promised to take over the matter.

According to him, “We were in the church and I saw a man standing in the front pointing at me. It was few minutes past nine. I told my members to concentrate for me to round up service but the youths stormed in and started beating us.

“They said we did not comply with their directive. They told us to open church between 6am and 8am but we Pastors met and said Sunday’s is a day of our worship and there is no way they can stop us.”

Spokesman for the community, Sunday Osagiede, said they gave churches time within which to open service on the day of the Ikpoleki festival.

The Chief Priest said all the Pastors agreed to hold service between 8am and 9am.



  1. Princess Kehinde Aderemi

    September 30, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    This is not right. I think the police should arrest the boys. They have the tendency of carrying out jungle justice in the future.

  2. Amanda

    September 30, 2019 at 10:20 PM

    This Alawo people are growing wings everyday. Now CHRISTIANs are feeling the heat. They have been battling muslim for decades.

    @Aderemi, just wait and watch what they will do next. They will lynch your pastors and you will not find their traces. They killed Alfa Apalara in 1955 and disbanded his body scattered in the bush and river.

    Recently in ikorodu they they have threatened Muslims not to go out to worship on Friday Congregational prayer when they are out to do their Oro. Three years ago they attacked and cut up Muslim Alfa into different pieces. Muslims have lodged complaints several times but police is unhelpful.

    There are opinions that these alawo are backed by politicians is the reason they have so much boldness these days. So I am just giving you heads up. Police ain’t gonna help you. Yes, they may arrest those guys but they will be back on the streets very soon.

  3. Fifelomo

    October 1, 2019 at 5:56 AM

    I thought its suppose to be do your own and let me do my own? Why disturbing others! Naa waoooo

  4. oby

    October 2, 2019 at 9:03 AM

    only in Nigeria this can happen.

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