Friday, July 30, 2010

… ECWA Laments Attack on its Churches in Plateau State

Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) has again lamented the attack on its church and vehicles “by Muslim hoodlums”, without security intervention. During a violent protest supposedly against the recent ban on Okada, ECWA leaders claimed “we watched helplessly in the presence of armed soldiers of the military Special Task Force (STF)” as the hoodlums destroyed precious properties.
In a statement issued in June by the church’s General Secretary, Reverend Ezekiel Mipo Dadang, ECWA lamented that “since the wake of the November, 2008 and January, 2010 crises in Jos, our churches have suffered several attacks and destruction; the ECWA buildings in Gangere, Rikkos, Jos-Jarawa, Adebayo street, Ahmadu Bello Way and Bukuru areas have been attacked and destroyed.
The Church further alleges that “…we have keenly watched the massive security being provided by the Joint Military Task Force at the Jos Central Mosque and other mosques without any being provided for our churches.” In closing, the ECWA said “our patience is wearing out and we cannot continue to watch the Muslim hoodlums destroying our churches, killing our pastors and members without the security agents challenging them. The ECWA leadership has therefore demanded that these attacks must stop”.

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