Angry Youths Kill Pastor; Burn Church, Corpse Over Alleged Ritual Murder

Published On: February 5, 2014, 10:48 am (6 years ago)
Author: Victor A. Ofoma
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Some angry youth in Kankia town, headquarters of Kankia local government area of Katsina State, yesterday, killed an ECWA church Pastor, Dike Ocha, over the alleged murder of a six-year-old Fatima Yusuf.

The youth also set both the church and the pastor’s house ablaze.

It was gathered that Fatima had been declared missing for four days but her body was found mutilated and the private parts removed at an area close to the residence of the pastor.

The youth were said to have concluded that the body was dumped by the pastor and hence attacked him.

He was reportedly rescued and rushed to the hospital but his attackers followed him to the hospital where they killed him and set his corpse ablaze.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, the Katsina State Commissioner of police, Muhammad Hurdi, said the attackers presumed the pastor to be the killer of the girl and so took the law into their hands by setting him ablaze.

Hurdi said the Eze Igbo of Kankia who was at the residence of the pastor at the time of the attack escaped narrowly as he was also attacked by the rampaging youth. The Eze’s property were set ablaze by the irate youth.

“It is unthinkable to assume that the pastor having killed the girl for whatever purpose would go ahead to dump her body near his house. Somebody who did that would not be stupid to bring the corpse near his house.

“This is the work of some mischief makers who want to ascribe some notion that the action was done by the pastor and we will investigate the matter to bring the perpetrators to book,” Hurdi said.

He said it could be the work of some mischievous characters that committed the act and tried to frame the pastor for an offence he never committed or “it could be the work of some rapists who probably raped the girl”.

The police boss, however, noted that the incident had no religious or ethnic undertone, even as he urged residents of the area to go on with their normal business, assuring that the police would get to the root of the matter.

Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 10:48 AM | Gistmaniac
They Want a tribal War now??
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 10:55 AM | Hero
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D pastor won't be so stupid to drop the body close to his house na..
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 11:08 AM | Hero
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Very conflicting with what really happened on the ground.

Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 11:13 AM | Hero
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Why islam won't let christain be, why?
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 11:14 AM | Addicted Hero
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New generation pastors this days
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 11:15 AM | Newbie
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Oh God of Mercy.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 11:22 AM | Gistmaniac
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haha why is it d northerners everytime
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 11:26 AM | Gistmaniac
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The innocent dies mysteriously everyday
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 11:30 AM | Newbie
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Like I said before, this story is totally UP-SIDE-DOWN. It has been refined to serve the intended purpose.

Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 11:45 AM | Hero
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very shameful on the part of those youth they are nothing but animals, beast to be precise, it is logical the pastor wouldnt be so stupid to dump the corpse beside his house,, these people are just too irrational,,,really hope the police would bring all those involved in this animalistic behaviour to book,,,,
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 11:49 AM | Gistmaniac
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ALL THE PEOPLE SHOULD VACATE THE NORTH....THIS IS MUSLIM WAR AGAINST CHRISTIANS,TRIBAL WAR AS WELL,BUT THOSE IGBO'S ARE BLIND TO STAY IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY..THE INNOCENT DIE EVERYDAY IN THE NORTH..BUT PEOPLE STILL NEVER LEARN AND VACATE..WHO WILL BE THE NEXT???
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 12:07 PM | Gistmaniac
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Pastor,Ibo,Igbo,Miracle,rituals,Okijas,robberies,elderly women molestation,419,prostitution! the list is endless! may GOD delivers us from the hands of these wicked people
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 12:09 PM | Newbie
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If igbo should leave the north, what about nothern christien
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 12:29 PM | Newbie
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Quote from: naskana on  5-02-2014 11:15 AM
New generation pastors this days
are u such an idiot or senseless not to have understand the whole write about this incidence ? And look at ur naive comment .. Very stupid
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 12:34 PM | Upcoming
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Quote from: cadanre on  5-02-2014 11:45 AM
Like I said before, this story is totally UP-SIDE-DOWN. It has been refined to serve the intended purpose.
then get us the right story . Why being defensive ?
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 12:35 PM | Upcoming
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Quote from: babaireti on  5-02-2014 12:09 PM
Pastor,Ibo,Igbo,Miracle,rituals,Okijas,robberies,elderly women molestation,419,prostitution! the list is endless! may GOD delivers us from the hands of these wicked people

Your grammar and spelling is as bad as your personality.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 01:09 PM | Upcoming
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Quote from: Yossman on  5-02-2014 11:26 AM
haha why is it d northerners everytime
commot 4 der joor
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 01:23 PM | Gistmaniac
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Pls let us nt judge God is the right judge
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 01:30 PM | Newbie
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Quote from: odprince on  5-02-2014 12:07 PM
ALL THE PEOPLE SHOULD VACATE THE NORTH....THIS IS MUSLIM WAR AGAINST CHRISTIANS,TRIBAL WAR AS WELL,BUT THOSE IGBO'S ARE BLIND TO STAY IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY..THE INNOCENT DIE EVERYDAY IN THE NORTH..BUT PEOPLE STILL NEVER LEARN AND VACATE..WHO WILL BE THE NEXT???

mumu, u can't do without the north. hav time and come to d north and see tins ur self.
Posted: (6 years ago) on 5-02-2014 01:33 PM | Gistmaniac
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