From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
Some angry youths numbering about 20 on Monday night beat to coma, the clergy man in charge of United Evangelical Church, (UEC) Pastor Michael Samson in Iyano community in Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State.
It was gathered that trouble started when the pastor had during the day denied the youth’s access to the church with their Masquerade while they were performing a ceremony.
Angered by the pastor’s resistance, the youths came back angrily, fully kitted with dangerous objects to beat the pastor when he was fast asleep at about 11. 00 pm. on Monday night.
It was also gathered that the pastor is currently on admission at Idah general hospital.
Our correspondent learnt that they wanted to appeace the gods of the land, “Ane” in Igala land when the pastor told them that church was not the rightful place to perform such and urges them to leave. But they came back in the night fully kitted with dangerous objects to beat him to Coma.
“They were up to 20. We are praying right now that nothing should happen to our brother because he is currently in critical condition”.
”The incident has been reported to the Police Division in Onyedega the headquarters of Ibaji Local government area” family source narrated.
It was, however, gathered that the Police is on the trail of persons allegedly behind the act.