There is outrage trailing the alleged demolition of structures belonging to Christian groups in Zamfara State.
The structures affected in the exercise that took place on January 19 are Auditorium of Nigerian Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF), Dominican Catholic Church and an Anglican Church, all in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital.
Eyewitnesses claim that the buildings were demolished without prior notice, while other surrounding buildings were untouched by the exercise.
According to Winner-Timothy Bamidele Bolorunduro, the exercise was a religious one since if affected only Christian property.
“I am creating to raise awareness on the destruction of the Auditorium of the Nigerian Christian Corpers Fellowship (NCCF) auditorium by the Zamfara State government this afternoon.
“The reason why I say it is religiously motivated is because only two other buildings were demolished in Gusau and they are the Dominican Catholic Church and the Anglican church.
“All church buildings were not marked for demolition and were demolished, while nearby buildings which have been marked for demolition for years were left untouched. Ill post a link to the video in the comments. After the demolition, the residents of the neighbourhood started applauding. Does this country truly have freedom of religion? And is the constituion still valid in the north?
“We have to speak up or things could get much worse for Christian Corpers in the north. Similar things are being experienced by brethren in Dutse,” he submitted.
Below are some of the comments that greeted the action:
Ojedele Steve Yeah we must speak up and we should, even though destroying our building can not destroy the church, God is building His Church ( His people) and the gate of hell can not prevail against us. January 19 at 8:38pm
Paul Olagunju This is rather unfortunate. The gate of hell cannot overcome. You guys should remain strong in the Lord and praise Him for counting you worthy to bear the reproach of the Cross. January 19 at 9:36pm
Phoebe Lolia Ayuwu Nigeria is one. January 19 at 10:26pm
Jemiseye Kayode Emmanuel #so sad…
Abidemi Oyewole En-classique I am a Muslim….nd this is sad…religious intolerance has eaten deep into the fabric of the national unity we are trying to uphold…no man should ever do this….itnis wrong, a condemnable act and the perpetrators should be brought to justice. January 20 at 1:50am
Babawale Olumide Oludayo The bible says we shud count it all joy when we pass thru tribulations and trials! It is quite unfortunate that this is happening, the disciples of old also passed thru such and even more but they used it to their advantage. January 20 at 8:34am
Adebayo Olajide Yes, its very obvious that it was religious motivated. This news is heartbreaking, I pray God help d church & that this won’t stop d churches & fellowship from marching-on IJN.1January 20 at 9:10am
Jeboy Jude So this things we read in news is true? Timothy, I just remembered u re serving there.May God bring evil perpetuators to judgement IJN amen. January 20 at 9:10pm
Jeboy Jude A bigger church on d way. Whether they like it or yes January 19 at 10:33pm
Jemiseye Kayode Emmanuel #so sad…January 19 at 10:34pm
Phoebe Lolia Ayuwu Hmmmmmmmm……. Timo don vex January 20 at 12:08am
Abidemi Oyewole En-classique I am a Muslim….nd this is sad…religious intolerance has eaten deep into the fabric of the national unity we are trying to uphold…no man should ever do this….itnis wrong, a condemnable act and the perpetrators should be brought to justice.