Seven ladies who went for vigil for deliverance in a new generation
church, located at 2nd Cemetery Road, Benin-City, were allegedly raped
by armed bandits who stormed the church at about 4am on Thursday.
building near Ewuotubu community where they robbed some tenants living
in four different flats in the compound. Two persons, including a
police officer, were shot dead while others sustained various degrees of
injuries in the process.
‘Koboko Night’, meant to cast out demons tormenting some members of the
church, turned sour as the masked armed robbers, numbering six, shot sporadically, ordering the members to go back to the church shortly after they said the final prayers to depart the church.
roof and ordered members to lie down. Consequently, they raped the
“Though I was not raped, I was beaten
mercilessly when they were asking us to identify the pastor and we
refused. After collecting our phones, money and jewelleries, they
ordered some of the ladies to undress. They threatened to kill them if
they refused and, of course, they removed their clothes and were raped
one by one.
“It was actually two churches that they attacked. They raped five women
in our church. Later, we found out that they raped two others in a
church close to ours. They ransacked the church and collected any cash
they found and escaped. It was a horrible sight”.
The raped women are said to be receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital on Ekenwan Road, Benin City.