July 17, 2016 – Pictures: 200 Muslim Youths Destroy Catholic Church In Niger State, Beat Up Church Members For Holding Service On Friday
Few days after a female RCCG preacher Deaconess Eunice Olawale was murdered by Muslim extremists in Abuja, another similar but less fatal attack has been carried out.
On Friday, about 200 muslim youths returning from Friday Jumat prayer rushed to the premises of St Phillips Catholic Church in Baki Iku, a community located between Abuja and Niger State.
The extremists reportedly protested the fact that the Catholic church carried out services on the same day as their Jumat prayer. The youths numbering 200 rushed into the church, beat the security men and some church members to stupor before moving into the main auditorium to vandalise all the church properties.
According to Reverend Father Gobep Luka Sylvester, the attack was carried out around 2pm on Friday the 15th of July 2016.
He added that the seminarian and women holding prayer were beaten and chased away from the church building.
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Attacks of this nature is becoming frequent in Nigeria, it is high time President Buhari address this issue.