Some prayer warriors in Anambra state got the beating of their lives this weekend after some armed youths said to be land-grabbers, stormed their prayer ground in Umudioka, Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State, and beat them to a pulp.
According to one of the prayer warriors, Kenechukwu Nebeolisa, the youths beat them for allegedly invoking the wrath of God on them.
Nebeolisa had invited the prayer warriors to the community to ward off all manner of evils, including land-grabbing, intimidation, harassment, robbery and thug activities in the community. Narrating his ordeal in the hands of the youths to Vanguard, Nnebolisa said it was right in the middle of their prayer session that the youths came in to attack them
“They said I did not take permission from them before inviting the prayer warriors to curse them and that as those in charge of the youths in Ezi-Awka, I must take permission from them. Those youths have been going about extorting money, beating up people and taking over their land. The last time they met me at Aguoye Hills, they beat the hell out of me. I reported the case to the Chairman and the Secretary of Ezi-Awka Youth Assembly and also to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for necessary action.”he said
Speaking on the incident, the Chairman of the Ezi- Awka Town Assembly, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, said:
“I have received several reports against the clandestine activities of the group, who even claim in the media sometime to be the elected executive of the Ezi-Awka Youth Assembly. During the recent celebration of Imoka, the same group stormed the arena and robbed, destroyed canopies and items meant for the occasion. They injured many. “
Landgrabbers beat prayer warriors to a pulp for invoking the wrath of God on them in Anambra