Member of the EYN church had their Sunday church service inside the premise of the demolished church in Maiduguri. The demolition of the church by Borno Geographical Information Service (BOGIS) without prior notice and in the process killing one person and injuring several others has been condemned by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and people all over the nation.
The church has a Ceritfucate of Occupancy and no genuine reason has been given as to why it was demolished. Church members and Christians in Borno accused the state of persecution and marginalsation. There also accused the state of demolishing churches because they heard that powerful official have said churches will no longer be built in Maiduguri.
Governor Umara Babagana Zulum, the governor of Borno State, has called for investigation into the matter as CAN demand the government rebuild the structure.