Makurdi, 24 October, 2020 / 9:12 pm (ACI Africa).
A fresh attempt to desecrate St. Peter’s Low-Level Parish in Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese was thwarted Wednesday, October 21 by security officials guarding the church.
The Local Ordinary of Makurdi Diocese, Bishop Wilfred Anagbe reconsecrated the church on October 13 after two incidences of desecration that saw pastoral services suspended.
“The internal security Operatives at St Peter's Church Low Level, Makurdi prevented a fresh desecration of the Church and arrested the invader,” an October 21 report by the Diocesan Catholic Star Newspaper indicates.
According to the leadership of Makurdi Diocese, a team of Catholic Corps of Nigeria stationed at the Parish “spotted an intruder trying to break into the Church in the early hours of Wednesday October 21, 2020.”
“The intruder tried to escape but the security guards went after him and overpowered him. He was handed over to the Police alongside another fellow who appeared at the scene and was behaving strangely,” they add in the October 21 report.