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Monday, 18 September 2017

Biafra: Tension in Enugu as suspected IPOB members set mosque burning

Associated individuals with the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have set a mosque on fire in Enugu State. 

GIFTEDBLOG reports that the episode, which happened at Ogrute, the capital of Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, has tossed the residents into freeze. 

One of the Muslim faithful, who reached our journalist from the area said the assault was completed early Saturday morning. 

"I was dozing in my home when I began hearing some unstable sounds. I live near the mosque. 

"As I hurried out, I saw thick smoke surging from the mosque. The fire was excessively; it was consuming from each edge of the mosque," he said. 

Asked whether the inferno could have been from power surge, he didn't counter anything: "like power surge in this issue. The whole neighborhood government has no light for a while now. 

"There has been an issue between the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC and Ikem people group in Isi-Uzo, and this has upset power supply for a while. Preceding that, we don't light here; we were cut off as we couldn't pay high power charge. 

"We have the conviction that it was done by IPOB supporters since they have done comparable thing in different parts of the South-East since their showdown with the Nigerian Military started last Monday." 

In the mean time, the Chief Imam of the Mosque, who affirmed the occurrence to GIFTEDBLOG, deplored that, "we lost every one of our things to this ridiculous assault. 

"From our perception, they united everything, including our garments, Holy book, generators, and ensured they all consumed to fiery debris together with the mosque. 

"This is so bizarre and provocative as we were not having issue with anyone preceding this occurrence. I'm from this group, much the same as such huge numbers of my individuals. 

"We have been living respectively with our kin gently. Thus, this assault is something we can't clarify." 

While bemoaning that their lives were presently in question, they approached the Enugu State Government and the security agencies to mediate. 

Likewise affirming the occurrence, the Police Relations Officer of the Enugu State Police Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu revealed to GIFTEDBLOG that "the reality of the matter is that there was an episode. It happened around 2am. 

"Be that as it may, for the time being, we are attempting to uncover personalities of those behind the assault. We can't completely say that it's Mr An or B. 

"We are one, paying little mind to religious foundation and individuals must quit taking laws into their hands. 

"The circumstance is under control, our men are on ground to keep up law and request." 

GIFTEDBLOG similarly learnt that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has gone by the area. 

Ugwuanyi donated the entirety of N1million for modifying of the mosque.

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