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Jewish clerics cry out over invasion, arrest of worshippers

By Ugochukwu Alaribe

ABA—ADHERENTS of the Judaism religion in Aba, Abia State have cried out over alleged invasion of their worship centres and detention of  the faithful by the Abia State Police Command.

Abia State police Commissioner Mr. Anthony Ogbizi, had last week, paraded some adherents of the religion in Umuahia, alleging that they were arrested with    Biafran symbols, during a meeting at a Jewish Synagogue in Aba.

A Jewish cleric, Yahudah Ben Yaacob told Vanguard that the Police in Abia State had labelled Jewish faithful as members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and mapped them out for annihilation.

Yacoob explained that some Judaism worshippers have deserted the synagogues for fear of arrest by Police in Abia State and lamented that over 50 members of the group had been languishing in detention since the Police invaded their worship centres at Imo Avenue and Uratta areas of Aba, accusing them of being IPOB members.

He noted the freedom of worship enshrined in the Nigerian constitution and asked whether such freedom exists while Jewish worshippers are being arrested for practising their religion.

 


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