The incident happened in Umudioka, Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State.
gathered that one Kenechukwu Nebeolisa had allegedly invited the
prayer warriors to the community to ward off all manner of atrocities,
including land grabbing, intimidation and harassment, robbery and thug
activities in the area.
In the early hours of the
vigil by Nebeolisa and the prayer warriors, some armed youths believed
to be behind the vices, stormed the prayer ground and beat everybody
there to pulp for cursing them in the name of God.
Narrating his ordeal in the hands of the youths, Nnebolisa said,
said I did not take permission from them before inviting the prayer
warriors that cursed them; that as those in charge of the Youths in
Ezi-Awka, I must take permission from them.
“Those youths have been
going about extorting money, beating up people and taking over their
land, the last time they met me at Aguoye hills, the beat hell out of
me, I reported the case to the Chairman and the Secretary, respectively
of Ezi-Awka Youth Assembly and also to the Chairman of the Board of
Trustees for necessary action.”