The Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG), has become a victim of recent religious extremism in Nigeria. One of the church’s branch located in Abuja, was set ablaze few days ago, after being looted. Some of the church’s properties stolen in the attack include; a generating set, musical instruments, chairs and microphones.
According to Vanguard, this happened around 5a.m at the Root of David Area Headquarters in Apiawe village, DeiDei, via Kubwa.
The Church’s Pastor, Pastor Oladele Stephen, who spoke to newsmen, disclosed that weeks back,
same church was attacked by some people, who came in through the ceiling and made away with six ceiling fans, speakers and microphones.
“We reported the matter to the police, but no arrest was made,” Stephen said.
On who he suspects, the Pastor said the church’s members have had face-offs with extremists who own shanties near the church, for burning grass near the place of worship, which brought heavy smoke into the auditorium during worship. “These boys sell and smoke hemp on daily basis near the church,” he added.
“We reported to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) on Monday around 10am but they have not made any arrest. Instead, they were asking us whether we suspect anyone. The DPO told us that we should just go and assured us that God will help us to recover all the property.”
National President, Youth Wing of CAN (YOWICAN), Daniel Kadzai, and the Chairman, FCT Chapter of CAN, Rev. Jonah Samson, who spoke on the incident, condemned the attack, saying the government has failed in its role of protecting its citizens.