Nasir El Rufai has intervened in the crisis rocking the Assemblies of God Church in Kaduna State by closing down the church as well as the seminary, school and hospital attached to the church.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai has ordered the closure of two churches, a seminary and church-owned hospital and secondary school in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
El Rufai claimed that the closure was necessitated by the eruption of violence among factions of the Assemblies of God Church.
According to Vangaurd, a statement on behalf of the governor sign by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan Wednesday in Kaduna named the affected bodies as: Theological Seminary of Northern Nigeria, (TSNN), Shalom Comprehensive College, Assemblies of God Church, AGC, Nmbare all in Saminaka. The rest are: Assemblies of God Church (Jerusalem) and AGC Evangelist Hospital, also in Saminaka:
The Kaduna State Security Council at its 15th meeting, held on the 15th September, 2015, deliberated on the leadership crisis in the Assemblies of God Church, AGC, Saminaka District, Lere local government area of the state.
The council discussed this matter in the context of preventing threats to the peace and stability of the State.
The Council noted that the leadership crisis has led to disintegration of order in the church, and raised tensions between the followers of the rival camps.
The crisis in the church has affected drastically the students of the church-owned school and seminary, who are now split and divided on factional lines. The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El Rufai, said that its intervention was necessary to prevent further degeneration of the situation.