Armed youths believed to be land grabbers, at the weekend stormed a prayer ground in Umudioka, Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra state and beat up people who were praying against them.
It was gathered that the victims were prayer warriors allegedly invoking the wrath of God against the land grabbers.
Vanguard reports that one Kenechukwu Nebeolisa, who was beaten to pulp, allegedly invited the prayer warriors to the community to ward off all manner of evils, including land grabbing, intimidation and harassment, robbery and thug activities being perpetrated by the youths which has given the community a bad name
The report said that in the wee hours of the vigil by Nebeolisa and the prayer warriors, some armed youths believed to be behind the vices stormed the prayer ground and beat everybody there to pulp, for invoking God’s wrath against them.
Narrating his ordeal in the hands of the youths, Nnebolisa said, “they said I did not take permission from them before inviting the prayer warriors that cursed them that that as those in charge of the Youths in Ezi-Awka I must take permission from them.
“Those youths have been going about extorting money, beating up people and taking over their land, the last time they met me at Aguoye hills, the beat hell out of me, I reported the case to the Chairman and the Secretary, respectively of Ezi-Awka Youth Assembly and also to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for necessary action.