There was tension and breach of security at Narayi, a community in Chikun Local Government area of Kaduna State on Thursday, when a group of angry youth razed a Celestial Church of Christ and part of a police outpost in the area over mysterious death of their friend.
The Nation gathered that, the burning of the church and Police outpost in the area was as a result of the alleged involvement of the 78-year-old Prophet in charge of the Parish, Steven Babatunde Shitu in the death of 21-year-old Sylvester Friday who was working in the church until his death.
It was learnt that, the accusation, protection and escape took place Wednesday evening but the church and the police outpost were set on fire because police gave the Pastor protective custody which prevented him from being lynched by angry mob.
The youth alleged that, the late Sylvester must have been used for ritual by the septuagenarian in charge of the Parish.
Meanwhile, Kaduna State Police Command’s
Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Mukhtar, who confirmed the incident said, five persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.
According to him, “Yes it is true that some miscreants set ablaze a Celestial church and a police outpost in Narayi. The church was razed but only a part of the police outpost was touched.
“The youth were angry that police gave the church pastor 78-old-Steven Babatunde Shitu protective custody.
“They demanded for his release so as to…