Traditional Worshippers Battle Christians In Akwa Ibom Over Corpse At Funeral Service - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Traditional Worshippers Battle Christians In Akwa Ibom Over Corpse At Funeral Service



The Daily Crucible | Sunday, April 24, 2022

Pandemonium broke out between christians and traditional worshippers on Saturday at a village near Ikot Ibritam, the Headquarters of Oruk Anam Local Government Area in Southwestern part of Akwa Ibom State following a fierce contest over right to custody and burial of a deceased member of the community.

For about an hour, the christian mourners and traditional religion adherents were locked in a war over the corpse of the yet -to - be -  identified deceased at Oruk Anam during the funeral service.



People who witnessed the incident claimed that  trouble erupted when a number of masquerades stormed the funeral service while it was being conducted by the church preparatory for internment of the dead - and compelled the christians to halt their rites of passage for the deceased.

But refusal by the christians drew the ire of the armed masquerades who broke up the gathering and chased the christian mourners away, claiming that the dead man, that was about to be committed to mother earth, was their member.

It was gathered that when the church members could not withstand the heat, they took to their heels and scampered for safety, leaving the masquerades and their kingpins to have a field day to perform their last funeral rite for their departing colleague.

Source & photos - Emmanuel Almand Paragon Mbong Facebook page

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