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20 injured, pastors’ houses burnt in Assemblies of God Church in-house war

12 July 2016, 17:31

Kaduna - No fewer than 20 persons were injured and the homes of two pastors set ablaze following an in-house fighting between two factions of Assemblies of God church in Kaduna, reports Sahara Reporters.

The incident happened on Sunday morning in Saminaka, Lere local government area of Kaduna state.

According to the report, the two pastors whose supporters clashed in the area are Rev. Jimoh Simon and Rev. Haruna Tutu. They are said to be loyal to different leaderships at headquarters in the Eastern part of Nigeria.

Also read: Leadership tussle rocking Assemblies of God church in Enugu deepens

On Sunday, one of the factions forced their way into the Church, and the other factions came. They clashed and injured some people. In the course of the fracas, two houses belonging to pastors were set ablaze, the report said.

In February 2015, a News24 report revealed that a clash between supporters of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna led to the death of eight people.

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