Masquerades disrupts church service, flogs Pastor and worshippers in Plateau State.

There was pandemonium in Shikal community of Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State, yesterday when masquerades disrupted a church service, flogged the pastor and worshipers.

It was learnt that the incident happened when the masquerades and some people forced their way into the church and descended heavily on the pastor and members.

Some members of the church tried to put up a defense but were overpowered by the masquerades and others, forcing worshipers to scamper for safety while the church properties worth thousands of naira were destroyed.

A member of the church simply identified as John Nanpor, who was among those beaten to stupor by the masquerades, said no concrete reason could be given for the invasion but added that the presiding pastor was severely injured as a result of the beating.