Armed men invade St Martin’s Catholic Church, Ihiala, tie security men
The feud between the parishioners of St Martin of Tours Parish and concerned citizens of Ihiala has assumed a dangerous dimension with heavily armed men invading the premises of the church last night.
Their mission could not be ascertained immediately, but it was gathered that the armed men suspected to be members of the Anambra Vigilante Group were led into the church premises by two Reverend Fathers, one of them the parish priest of a new parish created recently by the Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Most Reverend Jonas Benson Okoye.
An eye witness told the Razor that the armed men, who wore black attire and covering their faces, tied the security men guarding the church and dispossessed them of their telephones.
The parish priest of the Church, Rev Fr Val Eze, who was contacted by the Razor, confirmed the Incident, stating that the men were still occupying the church premises as at 9.15pm on Thursday.
He, however, said that the invaders had not approached the residence of the priests, adding ” we are safe in the parish house”.