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Pastor Uche Aigbe Of House On The Rock Abuja Suspends Pastoral Duties Following AK-47 Saga

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House on the Rock Abuja Pastor Uche Aigbe who apologized through the church platform for carrying an AK-47 to the altar in order to buttress his Sunday sermon, suspends pastoral duties.

Pastor Aigbe said he was disappointed and regrets his action for not taking into consideration what could have been the outcome of his deeds.

Pastor Uche Aigbe who was detained on the 13th of February, 2023 for mounting the pulpit with AK-47 during a Sunday service at Abuja, caused a stir among the congregation in the church.

It was also gathered that a police inspector officer, Musa Audu handed the gun over to the Abuja-based pastor.

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While apologising for the embarrassment his action had caused the church, he admitted he was wrong for not giving his action a second thought.

He said, “This morning, I stand before you with a deep sense of sobriety and contrition as I humbly address the event of last Sunday at the second service which most of us were a part of, where I used an unloaded firearm to illustrate some texts from the Bible regarding the good fight of faith.

Of course, like you all know, it has caused a lot of embarrassment and pain to the entire church family, to you House on the Rock (The Refuge), to my immediate family and, of course, to myself.

“The decision that I made to use that firearm was not thoughtful. It has left me disappointed in myself. My action has been very traumatic for me, my family and, I am sure, for many of us. And I trust that we will never ever experience such again.”

Aigbe, then, declared that he would withdraw from his pastoral tasks to reflect over the events of the past week.

As he appreciated the leadership of the church and his family, he also prayed for Nigeria to experience peaceful moments during the 2023 general elections.

“I want to thank you all for your prayers, love, empathy, goodwill messages and emotional support during this traumatic period. As Christians, time is of such trial that I have presently experienced, learning opportunities to grow in grace,” he said.

“I appreciate the love of our Heavenly Father who never leaves us nor forsakes us. He has promised us that no matter what happens, He will always be with us.

“To this end, I have consulted as necessary and with acceptable guidance from the senior leadership of the church. And I would like to humbly ask for your permission to take some time to pray, meditate, reflect and also to heal from all of the things that happened and its consequence. Notwithstanding, I will always be in church on Sundays and Wednesdays to worship with you.”

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