Thursday, September 6, 2012

Christian Corpers Lodge Suffers Early Morning Attack In Jalingo, Taraba State

Gunmen attacked the lodge of the Redeemed Christian Corpers Fellowship early yesterday in Jalingo, Taraba state capital .

The bandits who stormed the Family House of the Redeemed Christian Corpers Fellowship (RCCF) held the parishoners hostage for hours after relieving them of hundreds of thousands of dollars and other valuables.

The gunmen gained entrance into the Corpers lodge from a toilet in the female wing of the building. They carted off three laptops, about 24 mobile phones and thousands of naira.

“We were about 20 corpers in the lodge when it happened," recalled a church member. All our phones were taken away, some of us had two, three phones. Our monthly feeding allowance which we contributed to was also taken away by the evil men.”

A fellowship member who asked that his name not be used in print said: “We were sleeping when some men came in holding all sort of dangerous weapons but we never resisted them, we obeyed their orders because we were in great fear.

They asked us our state of origin and religion and threatened to behead us if we misbehaved.” RCCF president Banji Omogbehin said "the bandits were asking us for our state of origin, threatening to rape our ladies and behead us." A motive for the attack is unknown.

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