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In Kaduna Youths beat up C & S Pastors, destroy church property

At least 15 aggrieved young men beat up the pastors of a church, also destroying windows, and other parts of the church buildings.

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Kaduna State


It remains unknown what the source of the youths' grievances were, but Kaduna State Police Command says the suspects were youths who usually go to swim at a dam near the  Church.

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Spokesman, DSP Zubairu Abubakar, in a statement said one Akim Samuel has been arrested in connec­tion with the crime, while  efforts have also intensi­fied to ensure the arrest and arraignment of the fleeing suspects.

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The statement read; “On April 1, 2016, at about 19.30 hours, Pastor Yusuf Joseph and Mrs. Juliana Adebayo of Cher­ubim & Seraphim Holy Mi­chael, and Agbara Oke Church of Ugwan Boro, reported at the Sabo Tasha Police Station that on the same date, some unknown youth, numbering about 15, who normally come to swim at Firoro Dam, stum­bled on their churches, beat them up, destroyed the glasses of the window and destroyed some parts of church buildings.

“The scene of the crime was visited by the DPO for on the spot assessment. One Akim Samuel of ECWA Good News church, Ungwan Boro was ar­rested.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the perpetrators are Christian youths. However, efforts have been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects for full scale investigation and prosecution.”

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