Gunmen suspected to members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Tuesday, stormed a Catholic Church, St Theresa of Kalkuta Parish in Awada, Onitsha, Anambra State, southeast Nigeria.
POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that the gunmen who invaded the church while service was ongoing at about 5:30am queried the parish priest (one Rev Fr Joseph) on why he was celebrating a mass when Nigerian separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was standing trial in court.
Kanu was arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday morning. He is expected to appear on court tomorrow, Wednesday.
According to a worshipper, there was almost stampede as the young men forced their way into the church.
She stated that the angry youths confronted the priest, who was said to have used diplomacy to pacify them.
They then retreated and proceeded to burn a tricycle they found operating and also beat its rider mercilessly.