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Muslim Communities Attacked In Enugu State

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The attacks on Muslim communities in Enugu State has not abated.

This follows reports that hoodlums reportedly attacked the communities in Nsukka Local Government area of Enugu State, destroying properties. Also, destroyed were two mosques in the process.

Trouble started when a Muslim woman selling tomato took Keke Napep from a village market to her shop in the town.

The woman and the Keke Napep driver got into an argument over her transport fare, resulting in the destruction and burning of properties belonging to Muslims in the area.

Reacting to the development, a leader of northerners in the area, Muhammad Adam Yusuf said: “Most of us northerners are now in hiding in police custody, while many have already travelled to their states.

“Most shops belonging to our people including mine have been burgled and our wares carted away. Many have been wounded though none is reported dead so far.

“In fact, more than 90% of Hausas have emigrated, the few of us are now hiding in police custody.”

The leader of Nsukka Muslim community, Alhaji Sani Ugwuanyi was also quoted as saying that a Muslim primary school was also destructed.

Spokesperson of the Police Command in Enugu State, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said the force was not aware of the attacks but promised that investigations will be conducted.

Meanwhile, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned attacks on Muslim places of worship in Enugu and other states in Igboland.

The group’s director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, made the condemnation in a statement on Monday, November 2, saying that an Islamic school in Ebonyi State has also received threats of an impending invasion. He also alleged that 11 Muslims were killed during the #EndSARS protests in Port Harcourt and Orlu while the Orlu Central Mosque was completely destroyed.

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