The girl was approaching the church building of New Hope Church at about 7 30 pm where she was caught by the group of men who took her to the bushes, and assaulted her. The area is about 300 yards from her home. She provided details of the incident by saying, “The five Muslims took hold of me and they raped me there. I tried to scream but they threatened to kill me.” One of them said, “Your father should stop this prayer meeting of trying to convert Muslims to Christianity and close the church building – we have warned him several times.”
As an all night prayer vigil was about to start, the suspect whom the victim does not recognize fled as people approached the church building. The daughter of the pastor was immediately taken to the hospital. It has been reported that the injuries are so serious that she need specialized treatment. She is deeply traumatized and has difficulty communicating.
The pastor said he received several threatening text messages. One of them read, “Be you informed that we do not want your church in our area. If you continue to worship here then, you will live to regret it.”