Anglican Church of Nigeria condemns invasion of parish

Written by on December 29, 2021

The Anglican Church of Nigeria has condemned the invasion of one of its parishes in Imo State by heavily-armed policemen.

Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Diocese of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Most Reverend David Onuoha, faulted the action of the security operatives in a statement titled ‘Re: Desecration of St Peter’s Church Eziama Obaire.’

According to reports, the policemen invaded the church to arrest a former governorship candidate in Imo, Mr Uche Nwosu, and son-in-law of former Governor, Rochas Okorocha.

Senator Okorocha, in his reaction, decried what he described as the continued arrest and harassment of his family members.

While the state government earlier said nobody can dictate to the police how to effect an arrest, it stated that the mode of operation of the security operatives could have been avoided.

According to the clergyman, the sporadic gunshots outside the church building sent worshippers scampering in different directions, signalling an abrupt and chaotic end of the service.

He stated that the church was in support of security personnel and has always prayed for their success in the daunting task and challenge of securing lives and property in Imo.

Amen J Kantiyok

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