- A Nigerian man of God, Pastor U Uden, has been arrested in Abuja
- The pastor conducted a church service despite the government’s order that all church and mosque gatherings have been banned due to the coronavirus pandemic
- An official of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Ikharo Attah, led the arrest
- Ikharo Attah has impressed Nigerians with the manner he handled the situation
The world is indeed facing trying times due to the coronavirus pandemic. The disease has threatened to bring the world to its knees as even developed countries are struggling with controlling its spread.
To curb the spread of the virus and to also buy time to find a vaccine for coronavirus, governments all over the world have told their citizens to stay indoors and to also practice social distancing.
In line with this social distancing, the government of many countries, including Nigeria, has banned public gatherings which include churches and mosques.
Well, Nigeria is a very religious country and a number of citizens are finding it hard to obey the simple instruction of worshipping at home and not going to church or mosque.
Just recently, a video made the rounds on social media, showing the moment government officials stormed the church of a self-styled general overseer of Jesus Reign Family church, Apo, and arrested their pastor, U. Uden.
The pastor had violated government order by holding a church service on March 29, 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging countries.
An official of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Ikharo Attah, led the arrest and he made sure to school the pastor using words from the bible to explain how what he did was wrong.
Attah impressed Nigerians so much with the way he handled the matter and a number of them have praised him on social media.
See the video below:
See some reactions below:
Should arrests like this be encouraged?
In other related news, Legit.ng reported that Nigerian big boy, Hushpuppi, took to social media to lambaste those who still attended church service despite the government's directive due to coronavirus.
According to him, if anything happens to such people, they should know that it was their fault and not that of the government. He also said that if such people die as a result of their disobedience, the pastor will only donate prayers for them.
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