Thursday, 10 October 2013
(GIST): Government Destroys Mountain Of Fire Church Regional Headquaters (Photos)
After over one year of battle between the Enugu State Government and the Mountain of Fire Ministries, the Church’s regional headquarters located at Zik Avenue, Enugu was leveled this morning.
The Church had earlier dragged the government to court over the matter last year, a situation that led to what seemed to be an out-of-court resolution of the matter.
Government was reported to have given the church 20 plots of land in another location, but the church felt it should be backed by cash to enable it rebuild the multi-million naira church, especially as it allegedly had necessary documents and approvals backing its ownership of the land and the church building.
According to report, the church had requested for some time to enable it put up a structure at the new site.
It was, however, gathered that government allegedly gave the church three days to remove its properties, a notice described as too short by the church authorities.
As early as 8 a.m on Thursday, two caterpillars from the Enugu Government commenced pulling down of the church.
As at the time of filling this report, the demolition of the large church is on-going, even as worshipers are outside singing and praying.