Dare-devil armed robbers stormed the Redeemed…Christian Church of God, Madalla in the outskirts of Abuja on Christmas Eve, truncating their celebration by.carting away musical equipment worth millions of Naira slated for use during the event,
New Telegraph reports-The church, located in Madalla New site, was decorated in glowing colours by its members in preparation for a night of songs and dances before men of underworld stormed the place, what members described as a sacrilege.
Sunday Telegraph gathered that the robbers broke into the
well-decorated church hall and made away with entire
music instrument estimated to cost over N3 million.
The robbers, who removed the protective iron rods and
burglary proofs at the entrance of the Church, did not
spare any item in sight.
List of music instruments carted away include, machine console, heavy speakers, drums, mixers, microphones,
generator and other auxiliary music instruments of the
A frontline member of the church who confirmed the
incident to Sunday Telegraph said the incident had been
formally reported at the Madalla Police Station.
“We were fully prepared in anticipation to uniquely
celebrate the Christmas with a bashing Christmas Carol.
Our members had painstakingly rehearsed with our
music instrument, good ones they were.
“The church premises renovated, decorated with colorful
ribbons as part of preparation for a befitting Christmas.
The dream was almost aborted by midnight robbers who,
in the wee hours, burgled the church and went with the
entire music instruments.
“Not a single item was left. The only microphone spared
by their filthy hands was the one kept in daddy’s office.
“I guess it was spared due to oversight. Every other item
connected to music was taken away, though no cash
was stolen because as a rule, we don’t keep cash in
premises”, he said.
Asked if the musical fiesta had been put on hold because of
the incident, he answered in the negative.
According to him, the night of carols will still hold but the
choir will sing with their natural voices, adding that
aborting it would be like succumbing to the acts of the
In a related development, the Commissioner of Police,
Sokoto State Command, Mr. Mohammed Abdulkadir has
expressed concern over rampant cases of theft in Sokoto,
the state capital and its environs.
Abdulkadir said this in Sokoto in his message at the End
of Year Dinner and Awards Night organised by the
Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations
(CONSD), Sokoto State Chapter. Abdulkadir, who
was represented by the Assistant Commissioner of Police
in Charge of Operations, Mr. Anene Innocent, said the
emerging trend of criminality is prevalent around the
Automated Teller Machines of some banks, especially at
He said customers park their vehicles with the intention of
transacting business only to be shocked that the car is gone.
”It is a very worrisome situation and the command will
not relent in its efforts to contain the obnoxious
situation,” Abdulkadir said, urging the banks to boost
security around their premises, and called on the residents
to be more proactive and security conscious.