From Noah Ebije, Kaduna
NO fewer than 15 young men, suspected to be aggrieved members of two churches located in Ungwan Boro area of Kaduna city, at the weekend, beat up the pastors and destroyed parts of the church buildings, including windows.
Although, Kaduna State Police Command did not say why the youths were aggrieved, it said the suspects were youths who usually go to swim at a dam near the churches.
According to the Police Spokesman, DSP Zubairu Abubakar, one Akim Samuel has been arrested in connection with the attack on the pastors and destruction of the churches. A statement issued yesterday by DSP Abubakar added that police have intensified efforts to arrest the fleeing suspects in order to bring them to justice.
The statement said, “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.”