In what will come across as a really startling development, some hoodlums have attacked the Motailatu Church of God, Oke-Idahun Parish in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
They even set the church ablaze and destroying some properties.
The Cherubim and Seraphim church branch is located along Imafon Road, Akure North Local Government Area of the state.
The Resident Minister of the church, Very Rev’d David Akinadewo-Adekahunsi, in a statement said the footprints of the attackers were discovered when he got to the church premises Friday evening.
He disclosed that what first caught his attention was the damaged lectern on the altar, and some broken bottles scattered around.
The Minister, said to also be a journalist, disclosed that many plastic chairs belonging to the church and offering trays were set ablaze as well.
He added that hymn books and other items kept in a room in the building were not spared, describing it as “the malicious damage brought upon the House of Prayer.”
He said the prayer room of the church was also touched by the hoodlums, as they damaged the window net.
It was gathered that they could not gain access to the prayer room because of the burglary proof. However, they succeeded in damaging the tithe box.
The cleric noted that the matter had been reported at the Oda Divisional Police Headquarters, Akure.
The PUNCH reports that, in Ondo State as well, terrorists attacked St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo town on June 5, 2022, killing scores of worshippers, and injuring several others.