18 year old Abba Usman who has been arrested by the police for allegedly participating in the July 15th attack by some Muslim youths on St. Philips Catholic Church in Suleja, Niger State, says himself and his group attacked the church because the church members were playing their music so loud which was disturbing them as they were holding their Juma’at service at about the same time.
Usman who is from Manumfachi in Katsina State and has no fixed address, said they attacked the church for having the effrontery to disturb the peace of the mosque while prayers were going on.
“We went to the church to teach them a bitter lesson so that they will never disturb the peace of the mosque again, especially on a Friday when we are having a prayer. They have the whole of Sunday to themselves and we have never disturbed them from doing their own programmes. “We all entered the church and vandalised some of their property, while we took some of their musical instruments and other valuables. I went for two of the microphones with the aim of selling them, but I was not lucky as I was caught with them” he said while being paraded in Niger state.
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