I had the pleasure to spend a morning with Bishop Kwashi and serve with him liturgically last year. I am terribly saddened by this attack. Bishop Kwashi is a very godly Anglican bishop in Nigeria. Please pray for his safety and pray for his wife and children who have suffered for the sake of Christ. The following is from TitusOneNine:
Attack on Kwashi family, home and office
February 18th, 2006 at 11:16 am
…Last night (night of February 17), a group of men armed with clubs, knives and guns descended on the Bishopscourt in Jos. They injured Morris, the gatekeeper, broke down the door and burst in. Demanding to know where Bishop Kwashi was, they overpowered his sons- Rinji (who was knocked unconscious) and young Nanminen (who is in hospital now for injuries suffered to his mouth). They then took Mama Gloria and tortured her for information on the Bishop’s whereabouts. Unable to find him, they then proceeded to humiliate her and violate her personally, causing much damage to her head, back, hips, and other areas (she is currently in intensive care at Jos University Teaching Hospital).
They then robbed the house and marched Gloria by foot some 3km to the Diocesean offices, where staff including Miss Susan Essam, Administrative Chaplain to the Bishop, suffered minor injuries as well. After some theft there, they departed and Deaconess Susan was able to rally help. At this time, it is not known who the attackers were.
Many blog readers will know Bishop Benjamin Kwashi of Jos, Nigeria, who is a friend to the diocese of South Carolina where I serve, as well as to many other Anglicans and Christians worldwide. I ask your prayers for him, his family, his diocese, and for those responsible. If you wish to email the Bishop, please email me privately for his email. The Bishop was out of the country of Nigeria when this occurred and was hurrying home at the last word I had–KSH.