One dead, five injured as Borno agency demolishes church building

One person was killed and five others injured when the Joint Security Task Force operating with the Borno State Geographic Information System (BOGIS) clashed with church members during the demolition of the Ekklesiyar building Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN) in Maiduguri, the state capital. .

SaharaReporters has learned that members of the EYN church clashed with state officials which resulted in the death of one member, leaving five others seriously injured.

The clash occurred when BOGIS officials, alongside a joint security task force, visited the church over land administration regulations and urban development measures, some of which had affected worship centers.

Meanwhile, Borno State Governor Prof. Babagana Zulum condemned the shooting and killing of the church member.

The governor ordered the Borno Police Command to investigate the violent clash/

“The governor condemns in strong terms the shots fired by a member of the security task force as well as certain individuals who threw rocks at the task force during a meeting on Thursday,” the spokesperson said. of Zulum, Isa Gusau, while sympathizing with his family. dead and injured church members.

The Governor also called and spoke with the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN in Borno State, Bishop Mohammed Naga to empathize with the Christian community, leadership and family of the EYN Church in Borno.

Zulum invited CAN leaders to meet at Government House in Maiduguri on Thursday.

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