By Ayo Kehinde
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State
The Akwa Ibom State Government and Christian Association of Nigeria ( CAN) Monitoring Team, while on a routine compliance/inspection visit to the Christ Embassy Church, Nung Akpa Ime branch, State House of Assembly Road, to enforce the government/Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)/World Health Organisation ( WHO)/Christian Association( CAN) Guidelines to prevent community spreading of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic in Akwa Ibom State, were obstructed, attacked and brutalized by the Pastors and some members of the church.
According the Secretary to the state government and Chairman of the Covid-19 Task Force Dr Emmaneul Ekuwem, the state government had to seal up the churches with immediate effect ” in order to avoid the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom State, the Christ Embassy Church building and premises are hereby sealed up with immediate effect till further notice.
He said the suspected Pastors and relevant members of the church will be made to face the wrath of the law.