Ohanaeze visits Muslim community, appeals for calm over Enugu mosque fire

Ohanaeze visits Muslim community, appeals for calm over Enugu mosque fire

- Muslim Community in Igbo-Eze North local government area of Enugu state was on Wednesday, September 20 visited by the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo

- The apex Igbo-socio cultural organization visited the community to commiserate with them over a fire incident that razed down a mosque

- President of Ohanaeze urged Muslim faithful to accept the development as an act of God

Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Wednesday, September 20, visited the Muslim Community in Igbo-Eze North local government area of Enugu state to commiserate with them over the fire incident which engulfed a mosque in the area.

The visit was led by the President of Ohanaeze in Enugu state, Chief Alex Ogbonna.

The mosque which is located at Ogrute, was razed down by fire on Saturday, September 16.

Ogbonna expressed his sadness over the fire incident. He urged Muslim faithful to accept the development as an act of God which should not be allowed to affect the existing cordial relationship existing between Christians and Muslims in the state.

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“We are here to sympathize with you and to tell you that whatever may be the case, we shall continue to be one.

“You have been here for several years and there has never been any incident of whatever form. So, our appeal is that you all should continue to live in peace.

“So, the essence of our coming here today is to show solidarity with the Imam and thee Muslim community in this area.

“We have Christians, traditionalists and Muslims in this State and all of them practice their religion unhindered.

“There is absolute freedom of worship in Enugu State and as such everybody is free to pursue their religion. That’s why we felt touched that this happened to a house of God”, he said.

Going further, he said: “We felt that what happened is quite unusual because this is the most peaceful state. The Governor is a peaceful man and that is why in Enugu, everybody sleeps with two eyes closed.

“Also, from what we have noticed today, almost all the Muslim faithful here, including the Imam are Igbos. So, this is internal; this has nothing to do with ethnic group or religion. Our people should not be afraid at all.

“However, we are sure that God will find a way in distant time to see to the building of a better mosque here.”

The Chief Imam of Enugu, Ezike, Alhaji Ali Osai expressed happiness with the Ohanaeze leadership over the visit, stressing that “the peace will be sustained.”

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that mosques in Aba and Enugu were allegedly destroyed and burnt by suspected members of the IPOB.

It was gathered that the hoodlums allegedly defecated in the property and stole various items after creating havoc in the area.

Also, the hoodlums reportedly destroyed certificates of students who worshiped at the mosques.

You can watch this NAIJ.com TV video of a disabled IPOB member who traveled across the country to support Nnamdi Kanu:

Source: Naij.com

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