Saturday, January 7, 2012
Christian Youths in Sapele kills 7 people in Sapele Mosque
Saturday Sun gathered that the youths, who were armed with dangerous weapons, stormed the mosque at about 6am and unleashed terror on the people that were around.
It was learnt that the youths, after the attack, asked the Muslims in Sapele to pack out of the area and return to the North.
Speaking to newsmen on the attack, Mallam Sadiq Musa said some of the victims have been taken to the hospital for treatment.
According to him,“it is a pity that our brothers are attacking us. If they ask us to leave, where do they want us to go? We have no other place to go.
“This issue is political and not a religious matter because we are trying to preach peace and we don’t believe in violence.”
According to him, other Muslims, who are non-indigenes are now living in fear following the daily attack and threat to their lives. He pleaded with Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and all security chiefs to beef up security in every part of the state.
Musa disclosed that the state director of the State Security Service (SSS) and the Police Area Commander in Warri have both waded into the matter to ensure there is peace in the area.
Also speaking, Alhaji Adbulsalam Paxman Ekpuzie, described the attacks as unbecoming and pleaded for Governor Uduaghan’s intervention.
“Something urgent should be done to halt the incessant attacks on the Sapele mosque. Nobody should make deliberate effort to destabilise this peaceful state and the nation,”said Ekpuzie, who is the National Chairman, Muslim Movement for Peace and Justice of Nigeria.