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Hoodlums Set Mount Zion Church On Fire in Akwa Ibom Over Prayer Disturbance


Suspected hoodlums stormed the Mount Zion Gospel Church, Aka-Itiam Assembly, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, weekend and razed it down completely.

The attackers claimed the prayers and activities of the church were frustrating their criminal operations in the area.

According to PUNCH, the heavily armed youths stormed the sanctuary, last Friday, while the people were asleep, wrecked havoc and vanished.

Resident Pastor, Elijah Inyang was shocked, saying the relationship between Aka –Itiam Assembly established June 10, 2011 and the community was convivial and there was no leadership tussle.

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“Well, I am short of words because this type of incident has never happened. They broke into the church and as you can see, destroyed our altar, set it on fire and destroyed all the musical instruments”.

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