Some angry youths have beaten to coma the clergyman in charge of United Evangelical Church, Pastor Michael Samson, in Iyano community under Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State.
It was gathered that the incident happened at about 11pm on Monday night when the youths numbering about 20 stormed the church with their masquerade while they were performing a ceremony.
Pastor Samson had denied the youth access to the church with their masquerade during the day, but the youth came back at night with dangerous objects to beat the pastor when he was fast asleep.
One of the pastor’s family members who confirmed the incident on Tuesday afternoon, said Pastor Samson is currently admitted at Idah general hospital.
“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,” one of the pastor family told The Nation.
It was gathered that investigations have commenced into the incident, and the police is on the trail of persons allegedly behind the act.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a Catholic Priest was beaten up by some angry youths after he flogged the councilor’s son in Ebonyi State.