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'Niger Catholic church members were noisy, so we attacked', 18-yr-old suspect reveals

An alleged member of the Muslim gang, that attacked a Catholic Church in Niger state, has shared reasons for the incident.

The Niger Catholic church

The reason for the attack on St. Philips Catholic Church in Suleja, Niger State, has been revealed.

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He said they were particularly upset because the Catholics had no respect for the Muslims, who were holding their Juma'at service, at the same time.

“We went to the church to teach them a bitter lesson so that they will never disturb the peace of the mosque again, especially on a Friday when we are having a prayer.

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They have the whole of Sunday to themselves and we have never disturbed them from doing their own programmes.

We all entered the church and vandalised some of their property, while we took some of their musical instruments and other valuables.

I went for two of the microphones with the aim of selling them, but I was not lucky as I was caught with them”, he said.

Usman has been arrested for allegedly being a member of the group of Muslim youths that attacked a Catholic Church on Friday, July 15, 2016.

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