Drama as masquerades invade church, flog pastor, worshippers in Plateau

A church service in Lantang South local government area of Plateau state has been disrupted by masquerades who invaded the premises, flogged the pastor and worshipers.

According to reports, the incident happened on Sunday, September 18, 2022, during church service at Shikal village of Langtang South local government council area of the state.

It was gathered that beating the people, also vandalised properties belonging to the church.

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A source who gave his name only as Nanpon, said the masquerades arrived at the church premises while church service was ongoing and started flogging those in attendance while also embarking on the destruction of church properties.

Another source said the church members were awe-stricken over the action of the masquerades, adding that members did not do take any counter-offensive action, but gathered to salvage what was left of their properties.

Elders of the village are said to be making efforts to get to the root of the matter in order to restore normalcy.

Our correspondent could not get to Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) officials in the local government area for reactions to the development.

The police command in the state is yet to confirm the incident as of press time.

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