Resistance by youths in Maduganari, a suburb in Maiduguri who tried to stop the bulldozers against their church has led to the death of one of them.
Several others were equally wounded and taken to the state specialist hospital accordingly.
The Borno state geographic information service BOGIS which was equally alleged to be behind the death had arrived the scene with several armed Civilian JTF members who were shooting sporadically which led to the killing of the young man.
“The young boy of not more than sixteen was killed as the youths in the area protest the destruction of the EYN church, in Maduganari.” Said an eye witness.
According to eye witnesses, “the boy killed, name withheld was a labourer in the church which was under construction before the sudden bulldozing without notice.
“They came with a bulldozer this morning and started destroying the Church. The church is an out station of EYN church with headquarters in wulari Maiduguri.
“We have been using canopies in the church to worship until recently when we decided to erect a building. So we were building the church when they came this morning and destroyed the structure pulling it to the ground as an illegal building.” Our source stressed.
Reacting to the sad development, CAN chairman in Borno State, Bishop Mohamed Naga told news men that “this act is a pure persecution of Christians by the state government. We were not given prior notice before they came with their bulldozers today.
“This is the fourth Church being pulled to the ground by the Babagana Zulum administration.” Regretted the CAN chairman Borno state.