For daring to deny their maaquerade entry into his chuch to perform some sacrifices, the pastor of United Evangelical Church, Iyano in Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State, Michael Samson, has been beaten into coma by youths numbering about 20.
According to reports, the youths were denied entry into the church on Monday afternoon by the pastor, only for them to return at about 11pm with dangerous weapons when he was fast asleep and dealt with him mercilessly.
A member of the pastor’s family said: “They wanted to perform to the gods of the land which we call ‘Ane’ in Igala land. The pastor told them that this is not the right place to do it and they should leave. After leaving, they came back in the night fully kitted with dangerous objects to beat him to coma.
“They were up to 20. We are praying right now that nothing should happen to our brother because he is currently in critical condition.The incident has been reported to the Police Division in Onyedega under Ibaji LGA.”