There was commotion in Nkwerre Street Workslayout, Owerri, Imo State on a Sunday morning in Church of Christ, where some suspected hoodlums stormed the church premises and disrupted church activities to the surprised of many worshipers and men of God.
Reports revealed that the hoodlums came with different dangerous weapons such as cutlass that created great panic amongst worshipers as they destroyed the rented chairs meant for the Sunday’s service, before setting up the equipment on fire.
There are accusations that one Chief Okey Ikoro was alleged to have been the brain behind the whole attack that took place in the church going by the few threat he made to the church.
Voplink Media learnt that the aforementioned man was fond of complaining that the church was disturbing the peaceful atmosphere of the compound considering the fact that they are neigbhours.
According to a lady, who is a member of the church, Miss Ngozi Ozurumba Obioma, he narrated how the whole incident happened via her whatsup page.
“So we came to church (OWERRI GOSPEL HUB – is the name of my church,located at plot 455 nkwerre street workslayout owerri) early Sunday morning and this is what we saw. Our neighbour CHIEF OKEY IKORO who had been threatening us for a while( because of the threats my pastor made sure that he brought the sound in church so low it was barely audible incase the chief was getting used to a church being close to his house) came into the church compound early Sunday morning 1am with thugs weilding cutlases,beat up the young men who stay at the church compound blue and black ,and made sure that before he left ALL church equipments were not just destroyed but burnt to ashes as you can see in the video. The chairs in the video had to be rented that Sunday morning for us to worship God under the hot sun. This is terrible and I’m calling on all God loving men and women to lend their voices so that justice can be served.
“See what a fellow Claimed Christain (Igbo man) did to the Church of Christ. Him and his thug did not just destroy the Church equipmemts but they burnt down the 1000 capacity Tent to ashes. This is my Church ‘Owerri Gospel Hub’ @works layout, Owerri. We got to the church last week Sunday and met this disaster. He claimed that the church service always disturbs his peace even after the sound systems were reduced to the extent dat the people inside the church could barely hear the Pastor’s preaching. This is a slap to Christendom… This is not happening in the North now were Christians re deprived of worship.
“This could not stop us as we heired chairs and conducted service under the hot sun, the work of God must continue, God is wonderful. We are calling all God loving/fearing men and women to add their voice bcs Justice must prevail.