A clergyman in charge of the United Evangelical Church in Iyano Community under Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State is now in critical condition after he was attacked by a youth group on Monday night.

According to the Daily Post, about 20 youths attacked pastor Michael Samson when he was asleep on Monday. The attack was a result of a rejected request earlier on that same day by the youths. The group had wanted to perform their Masquerade while they were performing a ceremony.

The decision did not sit well with the young group who planned to get back at the pastor. They returned fully kitted with dangerous objects and attacked the pastor as he was sleeping.

“They wanted to perform to the gods of the land which we call “Ane” in Igala land. The pastor told them that this is not the right place to do it and they should leave. After leaving, they came back in the night fully kitted with dangerous objects to beat him to Coma,” a statement on the Kogi in Focus Facebook account read.

It was an unfortunate incident and the pastor is now confined at the Idah general hospital and in critical condition. Colleagues of pastor Samson are now praying for his recovery.

The incident has been brought to the attention of the Police Division in Onyedega under Ibaji LGA according to one of the pastor family. Authorities are now hunting down the attackers.

The group had wanted to perform their Masquerade while they were performing a ceremony. The group had wanted to perform their Masquerade while they were performing a ceremony. photo credit: Kogi in Focus Facebook