Orthodox Church in the capital of Ivory Coast attacked by militants

Abidjan, February 29, 2012

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 Church of the Resurrection, Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Church of the Resurrection, Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
At 2:00 am on Sunday, February 26, the Orthodox church of the Resurrection of Christ in the capital of the Ivory Coast, Abidjan, was attacked by unknown armed persons, reports the French Orthodox site, Оrthodoxie.

The militants broke into the churchyard by climbing over the fence. From there the criminals entered the house where the church rector, Priest Jeremiah Behanzin, resides with his wife and child.

The intruders broke down the door of the priest’s apartment using the butts of their machine guns and woke the family, then began looting the house.

The looting spree lasted two hours. The robbers took away whatever they could find of value, including two notebook computers. Also stolen were the radio, battery, and other objects from the priest’s automobile.


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