File photo: A pastor

‘Save yourself first’ is what an unidentified Nigerian pastor did when police raided his church for conducting services despite the social gathering ban.

The said pastor vehemently denied knowledge of any of the members who were gathered around him as they looked on perplexed.

Finally, after a heated five minutes banter, the pastor confessed they were his church members who were gathered for a different purpose than church service.

Upon further interrogation, he revealed one of his retired members was celebrating his birthday, hence his decision to open up the church for some gathering.


The police raided his church following a tip-off from a concerned resident who was amazed by the pastor’s behaviour.

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