BREAKING: Tensions In Bauchi Over Alleged Blasphemy, Pastor Injured, Houses Set Ablaze


BREAKING: Tensions In Bauchi Over Alleged Blasphemy, Pastor Injured, Houses Set Ablaze

In the Katangan area of Warji Local Government Area in Bauchi State, irate youths who went on the rampage over alleged blasphemy allegedly injured a pastor and burned down many houses.

As of the time of filing this report, details about the incident were still sketchy.

Our correspondent learned that the trouble began when a message was allegedly circulated on social media accusing a Christian girl in the town of blasphemy against Islam.

A source confirmed the incident to our correspondent, saying, "Yes, the incident is true." It is a result of the alleged blasphemy incident that occurred in Sokoto last week.

"What I learned was that a Christian girl allegedly posted and commented on something on social media related to the incident in Sokoto, and that's how it all started." "The situation there is more than just tension, because many houses have been burned down." 

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To the best of my knowledge, no lives were lost." A shop belonging to an ECWA Church in the area was also destroyed by fire. And I learned that the District Head of the area, as well as the leaders, are on top of things. "The police have also been notified."

"We were at home this evening when we heard shouts from some muslim youths in their numbers who went on the rampage," another source said.

"However, Christian youths and others resisted and drove them away, but only after they had burned down a shop attached to the church." The rampaging youths set fire to many houses. During the process, one of the ECWA church's pastors was seriously injured; as I speak to you now, efforts are underway to save his life."

In a phone interview, one of the state leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria confirmed the incident to journalists.

He stated that the state's Commissioner of Police and the Senior Special Assistant to the Bauchi State Governor on Christian Religious Affairs are aware of the situation.

He urged the state's Christian community not to let the situation deteriorate.

Attempts to obtain confirmation from the Bauchi State Police Command on the incident were futile.

Several calls to Ahmed Wakil, the Public Relations Officer, were not answered or returned as of the time of filing this report.

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