DSP Alfred Alabo, Police Public Relations Officer, Plateau State Police Command, confirmed the disruption of church activities on Sunday in Shikal community, Lantang local government area of the state.
On Sunday morning, the masquerades invaded a local church, disrupting service while flogging befuddled worshippers and destroying church property.
According to reports, the masquerades arrived on the church grounds while the service was in progress and began flogging worshippers as they fled for safety.
The invaders later destroyed the church’s musical instruments and other property.
DSP Alfred Alabo confirmed the incident, saying, “The DPO of the area has confirmed that it is true, they are working on the situation, and the area is calm.”
“Remember we had earlier warned that we will no longer wait for them (criminals) to commit crimes, but that we shall keep smoking them out from their various camps, hideouts.
“Especially as we have entered ember months, we want to urge law abiding citizens to be more vigilant and shouldn’t take security for granted because it’s everybody’s business.”