Monday, August 25, 2014

Church Demolition - Villagers, Anglicans Go to War Over Land

From Nigeria-

It is simply a situation that can be likened to the villagers battling God as villagers in Oze village, Nkwelle Ezunaka Oyi local government area of Anambra State battle Ebenezer Anglican Church in the town. Both parties claim ownership of the land on which the church demolished was built. Though there had been claims and counter claims over the rightful owner of the premises by the two parties, the dispute got to a head with members of the church discovering, to their amazement, that the church building, they had spent so much money to erect, was reduced to rubbles.

Their first action was to embark on a peaceful demonstration to drive home their anger over the demolition and, apart from blaming the people of Nkwelle Ezunaka for the demolition, they accused the state government of encouraging the community to perpetrate the action.

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