6th September, 2012
Corps members in Taraba State, northern Nigeria, were attacked by gunmen in the early hours of Thursday, sources said.
Sources said that the gunmen were about six young men.
They were said to have stormed the Redeemed Christian Corpers Fellowship Family house behind FGGC, Jalingo at about 1am today, carting away money and other valuables.
RCCF Jalingo president Banji Omogbehin said: “the motive of the attack was unknown because the bandits were asking of our states of origin and threatening to behead us.
“We can’t quantify our loss but four laptops, money and more than 28 phones were taken away. We are about 20 corps members in the lodge. We called the police but they never showed up until two hours later.”
One petrified corps member told our correspondent on telephone: “We called the police at about 2am but they refused to come to our rescue.”
—Simon Ateba/Delta State