Mob Attacks Celestial Pastor, Burns Church Over Ritual Allegation


A mob has attacked a pastor of the Celestial Church of God suspected of using a boy living with him for ritual. The deceased, according to the pastor’s accusers, drowned in a river beside the church. They claimed the pastor was building an embarkment on the river, when the boy fell into it.
The pastor’s church, situated at Bayan Dutse, Kaduna state, was equally burnt down and a Sport Utility Vehicle parked on the premises.

The pastor reportedly fled to a nearby police station for safety but was pursued by the baying mob.
The mob took to the street and went to the police baying for the pastor’s blood. They were however prevented from gaining access into the station. The police arrested some protesters, a development confirmed by ASP Mukhtar Aliyu, the police spokesman for the state’s command. The arrested and the pastor are being kept in police custody.


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