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17 Sep 2018

Tragedy Averted As Arsonists Sneak Inside Catholic Church To Set It On Fire In Kano

Major fire tragedy was averted at a Catholic Church in Kano city, after some suspected arsonists sneaked inside the church to set it on fire.
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Some gallant church workers averted a fire incident at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Bompai, Kano State, after a blaze was ignited inside the Church building.

According to Daily Sun, hundreds of worshipers, who attended Sunday Mass at the Church, were stunned at the story of the inferno, which occurred at about 3:00pm, on Thursday afternoon.

Speaking while briefing his congregation of the shocking incident, the Parish Priest of the Church, Reverend Father Alex Shukau, explained that some unknown arsonists had sneaked into the Church building, while taking advantage of its quiet scenery during the weekdays to set the sheet of the alter on fire.

He disclosed that the fire had begun to burn when a female Church member, who at about the same time, was entering the Church, noticed the billowing smoke.

Fr. Shukau said, “It was the woman who raised the alarm that invited the rest of the people within the premises to put off the fire and prevent it from further spread.”

The visibly disturbed Priest acknowledged that the Church was at a loss as to the motives of those behind the unholy act, describing it as an act of terror, which probably was intended to desecrate the altar of the Lord.

He was, however, relieved that the arsonists did not succeed in their wicked act, insisting that the desecration of the altar was a very weighty issue in the Catholic Church.

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