Idol Worshippers, Cultists Attacked Christians, Churches In Anambra State- 50 Injured

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August 28, 2013 – Idol Worshippers, Youth Cultists Attacked Christians In Churches In Awka, Anambra State – 50 Injured

Some angry youths, suspected cultists caused pandemonium in Anambra state on Tuesday when they attacked the Christians in their community over a disagreement on a cultural masquerade night which the Christians opposed.

The attack happened at Oba Ofemmili area in Awka North LGA of Anambra State.

We learnt some cultists attacked several places of worship and injured over 50 Christians.

According to Daily Sun, the attackers also went on rampage, looting and burning churches in the community.

Names Of Churches Attacked In Awka, Anambra State

Here are few churches affected in the area;

  • Assemblies of God Church
  • Grace of God Church
  • Deeper Life Bible Church
  • Winners Church
  • Christ Holy Church
  • St. Paul’s Catholic Church

According to victims, the idol worshippers attacked Christians with dangerous weapons, shooting sporadically and injuring several people.

A 2-year-old baby was among the victims.

We learnt the trouble started over a disagreement between Christians and the Idol worshippers on the cultural night masquerade, a local fetish cult opposed by Christians in the area.

Victim Narrates Ordeal

Mr Sunday Aliuba, one of the victim, said they were in the church when the miscreants stormed their church, armed with guns and machetes. He said they swooped on the congregation and inflicted machete wounds on them, causing stampede as people struggled to escape from the church.

“How it happened was that Oba-Ofemili and the Christians had an agreement that the night masquerades will not start by 9pm, and we were having our programmes according to the rules. But on Monday night, I was at the crusade when we heard that the pagans will burn down all the churches. Around 11pm, they started shooting sporadically into the air, causing everybody to shiver. Around 1.00am on Tuesday, they stormed the church, and razed down the parish priest’s house and pursued everybody in the church. We hid under the staircase and under the pews.

“In self-defence, we pounced on some of them. As it got hotter, my colleagues ran away. I also ran but they pursued me and shot me in the legs, shattering my ankles and bones. They also inflicted machete wounds on me. The blood that came out of my body can fill two buckets. It is only God that is sustaining my life till now.”

A priest of Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, whose parish was destroyed, Rev Pat Odinanwa said all effort to make peace with the idol worshippers proved abortive as the unbelievers have pathological hatred for Christians in Oba Ofemmili community.

Rev. Pat said there were agreements reached between the church and the community, but the pagans sought all avenues to stop Christians from worshipping God in the community.

50 people reportedly sustained serious injuries in the attack.

The Christians at Oba Ofemmili community are now living in fear.

46 thoughts on “Idol Worshippers, Cultists Attacked Christians, Churches In Anambra State- 50 Injured

  1. There is no end time here, these things are caused by corrupt government and bad politicians.Youths have nothing else to do but act evil and crazy.Look at what is going on in Egypt today is lack of education on the part of the youths and their leaders calling themselves brotherhood initiated them into rebellions. Nigeria we have no government and moreso everybody depending on the government we dont have.

    • Dear Nate,pls kindly go 2ru ur bible if u re a christian,dis is no government hands,its tym 4 rapture,dnt b blindfolded,dis is wat is writen in d bible&its happenin fast.take a [email protected] surroundin,does it luk d way it was bk in d dys

    • true talk my brother. every little thing is end time. i beg make i hear word with this end time business they always use to dupe people.

    • Is dat wat really happened in egypt? U lost ur current affair note my brother,try and understand news before commenting

  2. Its surely an end time. Are they the only affected people here in this 9ja? Just hope that God should touch their hearts to stop killing themselves.

  3. pls lets nt put blames bt pray 4 d body of christ, and 4 d unbelivers 2 knw christ and turn away 4 away 4rm dia evil deeds as well

  4. Brethren these are signs of endtime, remember the Bible talks about the persecution of the Church in endtime. Repent now before it’s too late. “He who has ear let him hear” to avoid had i known.

  5. if it were to be in the north the igbos will say the muslims dont like them,but it happens among them,igbos killing igbos all in the name of idol culture.my brothers and sisters its high time we come together and put the devil and his angents to shame,we should learn to love one another the end time is near the government dont care about the lives in nigeria they see every one as animals if not how come has the burning of human alive still not be baned?the problem of hatered among nigeria starts from the government,traditional rulars and thats the reason there is no love among we nigerias.my prayer is may God remove every spirit of killings among our selves in Jesus name Amen

  6. Well; it is not sign of end time and it is also sign of end time. It is in that the ungodly will persecute the Godly. And it is not in that the government are subjected to avoid all this humanitarian things acted by the illiterate abnormal and unwise fellow. God will actually take control very merciful God anyway but still he will never sleep nor slumber

  7. Plz ds dis nt dy matter of END TIME ds sign show hw slumber dis dy CHURCH, so all ds Pastor cn nt arrest ds Spirit dat influences ds Boy 2 do wat Der re doing ds spirit dis kal dy WASTER SPIRIT so every bodi should take note of ds

  8. Dey are igbo-haram,plz everybody should be careful and another Jesus said give ceaser wat belong to him and God wat belong to him,u should ve closed early bcs i know dat God is not sleeping he must visit dem one by one.

  9. Lack of formal training could be the bane of any civil society.Look at the lunatic acts of some youth in the name of protecting their barbaric and ungodly culture from going into extinct.Taking up arms and dangerous weapons to maim people will never solve the problem.The constitution of federal Republic of Nigeria upholds the act which empowers an individual to make decision on which god to worship.Therefore the youths and their cronies should stop imposing traditions that does not augur well with the people’s religious belief.

  10. All this is written in the Word of God, Matt 24, all this are signs of end time, in china the Budhas are fighting with Muslims and in Nigeria the Idol worshippers are figting with Christians. o Lord save us from the hands of the wicked, brethren this are all signs of end time, we all should repent for the kingdom of God is at hand, and Our Lord Jesus is coming soon.

  11. You can see clearly that the issue of christians being kill and the problem of Nigeria is not only about boko haram but is every where. Because Christianity is a true religion that satan hates so much, christians where ever they are will suffer killings because it is the same thing that happened to their savior. We just have to pray to God so that He will give us the spirit to endure to the end.

  12. MAY I KNOW WHY THE CHRISTIAN CAN NOT STOP THE DEMONS, WHEN HE CAME TO VISIT THEM, AFTER ALL, THEY USED TO BOOST THAT THEY CAN CAST OUT THE DEVIL, AND WHEN THE DEVIL SHOW THEMSELVES IN PHYSICAL , WHY ARE THEY RUNING AWAY. , THIS WILL OPEN YOUR EYES THAT YOUR MIRACLE IS IN YOUR OWN HAND , THE PASTOR , THE PRIEST , THE BISHOP CAN NOT HELP YOU OUT INFRONT OF THE DEMON. WHY CAN,T THE PRIEST WAIT FOR THE CUTLASS AND SAY DO YOU NOT KNOW WHO I AM , AND THEN COMMAND THEM TO STOP, I MISS MY FATHER ,BECAUSE NO ARM ROBBER CAN ENTER OUR HOUSE, MY FATHER WILL SEND THEM TO IGBO ORO, OR GIVE THEM A SPECIAL BROOM TO SWEEP FROM ENUGUN TO LAGOS. AND THEY WILL NEVER STOP SWEEPING UNTILL THEY DRINK URINE. SO MAY I KNOW WHY THE PRIEST CAN NOT DO THIS , THEY ALWAYS SAY THEY CAN CAST OUT DEMON. WHY DID THEY FAIL THE CHURCH MEMBERS , THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO PARFORM THEIR MIRACLE

    • Madam Ohio are you a Christian or Muslim or a herbalist bcos I don’t know where you belong. You can send for your father were ever he is to come and give them broom to start sweeping from enugu to Lagos madam adunni olorisa

      • DEAR MR CORKI O, K, O, ARE YOU ONE OF THE FATHER, OR NUNS, WHO HAVE A GUN , WHAT ARE YOU DOING, WHEN THE DEMONS SHOW THEIR FACES, WHY DO YOU FAIL YOUR CHURCH MEMBERS YOU NEED MY FATHERS BROOM SO THAT YOU SWEEP FROM ENUGU TO LAGOS. PELE O MR CORK.

        • D weapons of our warfare r not carnal but mighty tru God 2 d pulin down of strong holds. We don’t fight wit flesh but wit strong forces of devil, do u hear me.

  13. @ mrs ohio – madam idol worshipper, u beta go sit down and shut your mouth up. Stop contributing brainlessly to a subject u clearly have no knowledge or understanding of!

    • MR CORK, YOU NEED MY FATHERS BROOM IN YOUR CHURCH, SO THAT , NEXT TIME WHEN THE DEMON SHOW THEIR FACE , YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE IT TO THEM TO SWEEP FROM ILORIN TO ENUGUN, OR YOU NEED THE STONE OF SANGO TO GUIDE YOU SO THAT THE DEMON STOP SLICING YOU ALL. ALL OF YOUR PASTORS SAID THEY ALL KNOWS HOW TO CAST OUT THE DEMON, AND THEY ARE PERFORMING MIRACLE, WHY DID THEY FAILED TO LET THE DEMON COME TO KILL YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS , IT IS BECAUSE ALL THESE PASTORS ARE BELONG TO ORO CULT, JUST LIKE TOPE ALABI PASTOR. YOUR PASTOR WANT TO DRINK BLOOD, AND THEY SEND THEIR MEMBER TO DO THEIR JOB.

  14. Oh God every thing has spoit in my community, lives & properties, the peace of land, the borthering love, my culture & tradition, my people why not score and settle, where is the truth oh God…….. oba offemmili why this uguly news?

  15. Is that how much you guys lack news…for christ sake,nothing like this happened in Awka…do you know how far Awka is from Oba….you guys shld pls be sure of ur details b4 posting stuffs.

  16. we christians should put more effort to pray for one another, for the bible says we should pray at all times. satan and his agents will always try to make we christians question our sonship in GOD but wit our fervent prayers we will overcome in Jesus name. amen

  17. contradiction..st pauls cath church again u guys mentioned st pauls ang church..meanwhile those hoodlums should be apprehended and jailed

  18. this is real signs of Anti-Christ.the last day time. We need to pray more. It is time to call down Fire from Heaven. Because I know He that is in us is greater than they that is in them.

  19. Those injured should report to God in prayer in persevearance because GOD is waiting for their report before taking action.Again,God of holy Ghost will never leave them go unpurnished.

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