20 Injured, Two Pastors’ Homes Burnt as Assemblies of God Church Members Engage in Fierce Fight

In what would come across as a really shocking development, warring members of the Assemblies of God church have unleashed horror in Kaduna.

At least 20 persons have been left injured and the homes of two pastors burnt when the members of the Assemblies of God Church in Kaduna, clashed recently.

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A senior police officer confirmed that the fierce fight started on Sunday morning.

The clash according to the officer occurred in Saminaka in Lere local government area of the state.

According to Reports, the source said the fracas was between two factions of the church leadership in the Saminaka District loyal to the two factions of the Church at the national level.

The two pastors in the area whose supporters clashed are Rev. Jimoh Simon and Rev. Haruna Tutu.

The police officer also said that the Church was closed down last year due to factionalization among priests loyal to different leaderships at their headquarters in the Eastern part of Nigeria.

“This 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.

“What saved the situation was the timely arrival of our men if not it would have been bloody and worst. Security operatives are presently watching over Church and trailing those responsible for this unfortunate incident.”, said the police officer who did not want to be named.

All efforts to reach Samuel Aruwan, Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai’s spokesperson for update and security measures taken by the government were not successful as he was said to be traveling internationally as at the time of this report.



  1. The Governor closed down this same church last year for security reasons, some people said he was a religious bigot that he wants to islamise the state,now what do we have, who are fighting who and whose houses are being burnt and who is getting injured? Am sure its not the Governor!

  2. When men no longer wants the leadership of the Holy Spirit, they engage their physical powers. But can they fight for God? No!

    They fight because of their belly and God is still God.

  3. It is unfortunate that those who are supposed to be christians could engage in violence. Were they taught that by Christ? They should cover their face in shame.

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