El-Rufai Shuts Down 4 Christian Institutions in Kaduna State


Governor Nasir El Rufai has ordered the immediate closure of two churches, a seminary and a church-owned hospitals and secondary school in Saminaka, Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The affected bodies are: Theological Seminary of Northern Nigeria, (TSNN), Shalom Comprehensive College, Assemblies of God Church, AGC, Assemblies of God Church (Jerusalem) and AGC Evangelist Hospital, also in Saminaka.

He said the closure was to avoid the eruption of violence among factions of the congregations whose leaderships’ positions he described as, “principally to preserve their personal interests with little concern for the common good, and the peace and security of Kaduna State”.

According to a statement signed by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan on Wednesday in Kaduna a leadership crisis in the Assemblies of God Church, AGC, Saminaka District, Lere local government area of the state is a threat to the peace and stability of the State.


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