|A naked colony|
The highpoint of the recently concluded Redeemed Christian Church of God national convention was the revelation that missionaries from the RCCG had discovered a primitive community where residents, until recently, were going about their daily activities naked.
Ankoko community belonging to the Kembiri tribe, according to the missionaries, can be found between Niger and Kebbi states in North-West Nigeria. “Civilization is far from this community as its women and girls still move around barely naked.
Their children have neither sighted a school nor the women visited any maternity clinic for child birth or received my medical attention. They have never seen electricity let alone good roads to access the location.
Wearing of clothes is strange to the inhabitants of the community; only the men are known to wear some form of clothing because they go out to neighbouring communities to sell their farm produce—millet and maize,” a report by the missionaries said.
According to the report read by Pastor Ahanaonu Vincent, Co-ordinator, RCCG Kebbi Province Missions, the church’s Central Missions Board discovered the community and has begun the process of rehabilitating the people who were neither Muslims nor Christians by building the first ever school complex and a teachers’ lodge to flag off the first phase of the multi-faceted programme.