THREE Female priests of the Brotherhood of the Cross and Star popularly called “Olumba Virgins” were Sunday morning attacked and dispossessed of money, phones, and other valuables on their way to morning worship in Calabar.
The virgins aged between 17 and 22 who are members of the’144,000 Virgins Body’ of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star were inflicted with machete cuts and their dresses torn to shreds by the hoodlums.
“We were robbed and beaten up in the neighbourhood of Mbukpa/Ambo axis as we left the ‘Virgins Home’ at 5am for devotion at our church headquarters at 34 Ambo Street which is a stone stone-throw from where we live”.
One of the Virgins told Vanguard. The hoodlums also attacked pregnant member of the church and inflicted a deep machete cut on her neck for screaming for help. “They cut me on the neck when I shouted for help and one of them said they should cut me on the stomach but others refused”.
The lady who gave her name as Mrs Jane Michael Effiong said. A resident of the area, Emem Okokon said hoodlums have increased their attacks in the area and appealed for security agents to save them from the incessant attacks from the marauders.
“Yesterday, (Saturday) at about 7pm some young men posed as customers and entered Sparks supermarket on Mbukpa Road and collected the sales proceeds of the day from the sales cashier at gunpoint” Emem said Police PRO John Eluu said they have directed the DPO of Mbukpa Police Division to increase surveillance of the area.