RCCG church attacked, looted, burnt by suspected extremists in Abuja
Last Monday, a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Abuja, was invaded and set ablaze by people believed to be religious extremists, Vanguardngr reports.
The incident took place around 5am at the Root of David Area Headquarters in Apiawe village, DeiDei, via Kubwa. The hoodlums were said to have made away with musical instruments and other valuables, before they set it on fire.
Narrating the story, the Pastor-in-charge of the parish, Pastor Oladele Stephen, noted that the church auditorium was also, some weeks ago, attacked by some people, who broke into the church through the ceiling and made away with six ceiling fans, speakers and microphones.
He added that the matter was reported to the police, saying, however, that nothing was done. The cleric expressed dismay at the unchecked growing religious intolerance even in the FCT, wondering why security operatives appeared to be displaying open sympathy for what he described as ungodly and illegal acts.
Oladele explained that, on several occasions, some of the extremists, who own shanties near the church, had provoked the parishioners by burning grass near the place of worship, thus spewing heavy smoke into the auditorium during worship. “These boys sell and smoke hemp on daily basis near the church,” he added.