Saturday, July 16, 2016

Nigeria: Hundreds ransack Church saying that Friday is their holyday and not for Christians.

(Niger State) Hundreds of Islamic youths (all men I'd guess) poured out of their local mosque yesterday and descended on the sole church in the region and attacked Christians, braying:
"... that Friday was their day of prayer and that the Church only had right to worship on Sundays."
After they ran out of people to attack, they then set upon the church itself, before soldiers arrived in which to restore the peace.

Rev. Fr. Luka Sylvester Gopep, the Vicar-General of the Diocese confirmed the incident.
“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.”