Missionaries of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God, RCCG, have made a shocking discovery in Kebbi State.
According to reports, the church missionaries have come across a community whose indigenes had not seen any reason to wear clothes, until recently.
The community which is called Ankonko community and can be North-West Nigeria, between Niger and Kebbi, belongs to the Kembiri tribes.
In a report read by the co-ordinator, RCCG Kebbi Province Missions, Pastor Ahanaonu Vincent, the missionaries had already begun to ‘bring civilization’ to the community by building a school complex and a teacher’s quarters.
“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,” the reports reads.
Pastor Vincent further spoke on behalf of the special assistant to the general overseer on missions, during the 6th Annual convention of the church, saying that the missionary plans to set up market stalls, agricultural support scheme and a maternity center. He remembered to state that this plan which he called the second phase.