[Photos] Two Catholic Church Buildings Attacked by Armed Gangs In Funtua

Date: 01-04-2014 8:38 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Charles colins
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The Monday attacks on Saint Theresa, a Catholic Church in Funtua, and the Celestial Church of Christ at Tudun Malamai, has shaken the communities in both towns. It is the aftermath of what some are calling a random act of violence.



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Details are sketchy, but what is known is that several people were injured at both locations. It began at about noon on Monday when Saint Theresa was targeted. Eyewitnesses told SaharaReporters that an armed gang barged-in to the Saint Theresa church compound, and interrupted services. Several attendees were attacked physically, and nearly all of the church property was removed outside the building, smashed, and burned.

It is not clear if any shots were fired, but the well armed gang did intimidate attendees, and church staff during the rampage.
On-lookers milling about and outside the church building during the noontime attack were horrified.

Sources tell SaharaReporters that the same action occurred at the Celestial Church of Christ at Tudun Malamai some time later.
According to the spokesman of the Katsina State command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Aliyu Jamilu, the mixed gang of youth and men went on rampage over an alleged defamation of the Prophet Muhammad. “A corp member serving with a secondary school, in setting exams questions, made some reference to Muhammad and Amina. These youths felt he was trying to defame Prophet Muhammad and so went on rampage,” he said.
 
At Press time no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. For officials connected with Saint Theresa it was not the first time church officials have witnessed attacks on their building. The first attack on that church occurred on March 11, 1987, followed by a post-election riot on April 18, 2011.
Aliyu Jamilu, the Civil Defense Spokesman also confirmed that part of a secondary school, Ideal Secondary School, where the Corps Member teaches, was also set on fire.
 
Tensions remain high in Funtua town, as a result of the attacks. SaharaReporters learned that security personnel, including military troop personnel, were deployed to restore order.
 
Sources close to Kelvin Obineche, the Parish Priest, and Lemark Peter, the assistant Parish Priest at Saint Theresa, find the event that befell their church perplexing. Sadly and ironically, the wreckage in the aftermath of the violence comes just two weeks after they had completed the renovation of the damage visited on the church from 2011.

Posted: at 1-04-2014 08:38 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- sucre4u at 1-04-2014 08:53 PM (6 years ago)
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Lord av mercy
Posted: at 1-04-2014 08:53 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- paulohking at 1-04-2014 09:22 PM (6 years ago)
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"How long shall they kill our prophets, when we stand aside and look?" - Bob Marley (redemption song)

Posted: at 1-04-2014 09:22 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- dayordjdee at 1-04-2014 09:40 PM (6 years ago)
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God wil judge u pple all wicked souls.
Posted: at 1-04-2014 09:40 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- osamabinladin at 1-04-2014 09:42 PM (6 years ago)
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 Sad
Posted: at 1-04-2014 09:42 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- dareper at 1-04-2014 10:32 PM (6 years ago)
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Why do mohammed's muslim like violence self? What is wrong with this people?
Posted: at 1-04-2014 10:32 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Larry28 at 1-04-2014 11:12 PM (6 years ago)
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So pple no fear God oh, na stil dey rob inside church oga oh.
Posted: at 1-04-2014 11:12 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Larry28 at 1-04-2014 11:12 PM (6 years ago)
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So ds pple no dey fear God again, na stil dey rob inside church oga oh.
Posted: at 1-04-2014 11:12 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- johnaguinam at 1-04-2014 11:18 PM (6 years ago)
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2every action der is an equal and opposite reaction
Posted: at 1-04-2014 11:18 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- benbellabiz at 2-04-2014 12:03 AM (6 years ago)
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these mumus will never seize to amuse me. they create problem with any flimsy excuses. religion of peace indeed.  
Posted: at 2-04-2014 12:03 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- winace at 2-04-2014 05:11 AM (6 years ago)
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And they wanrt to go to heaven and get a 77 virgins. Lol. Foolish pple.
Posted: at 2-04-2014 05:11 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- newtoncruz at 2-04-2014 05:24 AM (6 years ago)
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these people that called themselves  islam needs to be push to another side of hotter earth cos they deserve not to live with CHRISTIANS
Posted: at 2-04-2014 05:24 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- poss4love at 2-04-2014 06:10 AM (6 years ago)
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U are right, they pray 4 destructtionnd and killing every single day
Posted: at 2-04-2014 06:10 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- poss4love at 2-04-2014 06:11 AM (6 years ago)
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U are right, they pray 4 destruction and killing every single day
Posted: at 2-04-2014 06:11 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Aleksander at 2-04-2014 06:38 AM (6 years ago)
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Sad sory
Posted: at 2-04-2014 06:38 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chicco77 at 2-04-2014 07:08 AM (6 years ago)
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 Sad Sad Sad Sad
Posted: at 2-04-2014 07:08 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- odprince at 2-04-2014 07:52 AM (6 years ago)
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WE DON'T NEED ALL THE STORIES ABOUT HAUSA'S AGAN IN THE SAME COUNTRY,,,LET US DIVIDE NIGERIA AND WHEN YOU HEAR SUCH NEWS,THEN IT WILL BE A FOREIGN NEWS TO US WHO ARE BIAFRANS
Posted: at 2-04-2014 07:52 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Topsylucas at 2-04-2014 08:08 AM (6 years ago)
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Dez fulanis,hausas,moslems shd be dumpd in zoos cos dey bhav worst dan animals. Evn if dey're sent by politicians 2 forment trouble,must dey do all wot dey're told if dey knw human lives re @ stake? Useles bastards. Dey jst bhav like d cattle dey rear,idiotics beasts on 2 legs & d brain of a chiken. Mtchewwww
Posted: at 2-04-2014 08:08 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Lekan22 at 2-04-2014 08:53 AM (6 years ago)
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God have mercy
Posted: at 2-04-2014 08:53 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Nicksam at 2-04-2014 09:31 AM (6 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 2-04-2014 09:31 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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