Five Killed, Houses Razed As Christians, Muslims Clash In Taraba

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at 10:23 AM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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At least five persons were killed and several others injured in a bloody clash between Muslims and Christians at Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State, Nigeria, this morning over the erection of a mosque at the Area Police Command in the area.

P.M.NEWS correspondent gathered that the crisis began in the late hours of yesterday when a large number of Christian youths trooped to the police area command office to warn the new Area Commander, Mohammed Mustapher to stop the erection of a mosque, which he had ordered when he assumed office three months ago.

Sources told P.M.NEWS the paramount ruler of Wukari, Dr. Shakarau Agyu Massaibi, had had earlier warned the police officer not to build the mosque.

It was also gathered that the Area Commander had also refused to listen to the warning of the Christian youths, insisting that a mosque must be erected in his office.

Tensions ran high this morning when it was discovered that the Christian youths had last night demolished the mosque.

The situation got out of hand this morning when the Muslim youths stormed the streets of Wukari, protesting the demolition of the mosque. They went ahead to burn the Apostolic Church in Wukari.

It later turned into a free for all when Christian and Muslim youths armed with dangerous weapons attacked one another as well as innocent citizens.

As at the time of filing this report, several houses have been burnt while many residents have fled.

Chairman of Wukari Local Government, Mr. Danazumi Abdu told P.M.NEWS on phone that the tension was still high.

“I have contacted the state Commissioner of Police in Jalingo for reinforcement,” he said.

He further confirmed that several houses have been burnt but could not ascertain the number of casualties.

The Taraba State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Musa Aliyu said a detachment of mobile policemen have been dispatched to Wukari to forestall a total breakdown of law and order.


Agatex at 10:40 AM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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another religious crisis again?
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popo2009 at 10:42 AM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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Again! What difference does it make where the mosque is built
there is freedom of worship in Nigeria, so every religion has the right
to erect their place of worship any where.....
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cadanre at 10:46 AM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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Is there any particular place in throughout Nigeria where constitution said that Mosque or Church should not be erected? Is there any?

I wonder why people used to pretend blind while they can see the truth. Whenever a crises occur, many claims that Muslims started it. Now, tell me who start what?

Let us not be biased. Let us face the reality. Crises of whatever nature is not contributing towards achieving good but destroy us. Why can't we embrace peace for progress.

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Ify4life at 10:50 AM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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0k

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ugbest19 at 10:52 AM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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why is it only northern apart of nigeria this foolish stories always come up ..... northern fool grow up
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uprising at 10:56 AM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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there is freedom of worship in nigerian constitution they d allowed them to build there place of worship which is legal
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cadanre at 10:57 AM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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Quote from: ugbest19 on 10:52 AM, 14/07/2010
why is it only northern apart of nigeria this foolish stories always come up ..... northern fool grow up

That is when it comes to the issue of religious crises. When it comes to ethnic clashes we hold west as the most affected zone, millitancy in the south-south, while the other side had its own contribution........ no need to say. So, each and every side has its own problem. Go and solve yours.

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sweetgift at 11:27 AM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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na wa ooooooo.... religious crisis btw christian and muslim, i thought we are worshiping one God.........well, to err is human.
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bomsiluv at 11:40 AM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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God, When will all these stop?
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esoo at 11:48 AM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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All these people self....make they split the country jo
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Eucharia at 11:51 AM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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Ewooooo, this Religious crisis in North again. what is happening in Nigeria for christ sake
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black_samurai at 11:58 AM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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You guys got it wrong..... I'll try to clear up a few things here.

Everyone has a right to his religion in Nigeria but the constitution gives you the right to protest anything you feel does not serve the best of your interest or deprives you of your rights.

The police force is supposed to be a neutral law enforcement body and shouldn't be religiously partial therefore the Christian youths protesting the order of the police area commander to erect a mosque in the police premises were right.
The area commander has no right to such decision without consulting the state commission for infrastructure , office of town rural development and commissioner for works.

The Area commander, sighting the problem at hand should have notified the commissioner of police and organised a better security to protect the building and maintain calm over the period of protest.

That foolish Area commander should be relieved of his office, period.

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ajanni at 12:14 PM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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AFER ALL OBASANJON ERECTED A CHURCH AT ASO ROCK VILLA
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ajanni at 12:19 PM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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Quote from: sweetgift on 11:27 AM, 14/07/2010
na wa ooooooo.... religious crisis btw christian and muslim, i thought we are worshiping one God.........well, to err is human.

ITS NEVER SO , BUT SOME GROUP OF CHRISTIAN YOUTH TRYING TO FORMENTING A TROUBLE
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ajanni at 12:21 PM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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Quote from: bomsiluv on 11:40 AM, 14/07/2010
God, When will all these stop?
WHY NOT CALL A SPADE A SPADE AND PUT ALL BLAMES ON THOSE CHRISTIAN YOUTH , WHO WENT ON TO DEMOLISHED A MOSQUE
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justloveme at 12:55 PM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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no be religion be the matter. open ur eyes. if the youths are in the office or work place they wont have time to go around born again houses
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Pepesy at 01:03 PM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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Dey should allow me cmplete my assignment dere b4 dey start their madness catastrophe since dey derive joy in crisis. Shocked Shocked Shocked
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solid_solid at 01:10 PM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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fight again? ..... make them no start again ooo
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jenrus4u at 01:13 PM, 14/07/2010 (8 years ago)
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What a hell is wrong with Nigeria? other nations are moving forward, but we are still on the same bullshit; riot every now and then.
God where are you? Nigeria is in need of miracle ASAP:'(
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