A group of Muslim youths yesterday attacked St. Philip’s Catholic Parish, Baki Iku, close to Zuma Rock in Niger State, destroying properties worth thousands of naira, THISDAY reports.
This is coming just few days after a female pastor in the Redeem Christian Church of God, Mrs. Eunice Olawale, was brutally killed by suspected Muslim extremists.
The Vicar-General of Parish, Revered-Father Gobep Luka Sylvester, who confirmed the news to the newspaper last night said about 200 Muslim youths stormed the Church premises yesterday and destroyed properties of the church.
According to the report, some Catholics had gone to the church to pray and were attacked by the Muslims who claimed that Friday was their day of prayer and that the Church only had right to worship on Sundays.
Revered Father Sylvester said although he was not around when the incident happened, he was told that some Muslim youths numbering about 200 came to the Church and started destroying the church’s properties and seriously injuring security men guarding the church premises.
Sylvester said the incident had been reported to the police and they claimed to have made some arrest and promised to investigate the matter.