After Murder of a Christian Female Preacher, Read What Muslims did When Christians Gathered to Pray

Some youths were said to have attacked a Catholic church in Niger state on Friday, with the excuse that ‘Friday belongs to them’. According to Daily Post, the youths laid siege on St. Philip’s Catholic Parish, Baki Iku, not so far from Zuma Rock in the state, and eyewitnesses reported that the Catholics had gone to church for prayers when the incident occurred. It was gathered that the Muslims laid claim on Friday as their day of worship, noting that the Christians were only allowed to worship on Sundays after which they (Muslims) destroyed the church’s properties.

A source disclosed that, “although some soldiers managed to get there but a lot of harm had been done to the building, while the Christians ran away in different directions to avoid being killed.” The Vicar-General of the diocese, Rev (Fr) Luka Sylvester Gopep, also confirmed the incident, saying: “Sometime around 2pm, some Muslim youths in their hundreds left their Mosque after their Friday Jumat prayer and rushed to the Church premises, climbed the wall and destroyed everything in the Church: the windows, the alter, musical instruments, the chapel. “The security man in the church premises was beaten to pulp. Some women who were holding a prayer meeting were chased away. The seminarian who is resident in the premises was also beaten up and chased away.”

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