JUST IN: Alleged Blasphemy: Youths Rampage As Christian Girl Escapes Lynching
Alleged Blasphemy: Youths Rampage As Christian Girl Escapes Lynching
Barely two weeks after Deborah Samuel was killed in Sokoto over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (SAW), some youths in Katangan Wargi, headquarters of Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State have launched a manhunt for another Christian lady.
Our correspondent gathered the unidentified lady allegedly posted a video of someone who renounced Islam on a WhatsApp group, which did not go down well with her co-workers who are predominantly Muslims.
However, the girl was whisked to safety by fellow Christians who got wind of the impending danger.
But the irate Muslim youths allegedly started destroying properties belonging to Christians after the planned attempt to lynch the girl failed after Jumma prayers on Friday.
“We were at home Friday evening when we heard shouts from Muslim youths in their hundreds wanting to attack the ECWA church but Christian youths and others resisted and repelled them but after they had already set the shops attached to the church on fire,” a member of the ECWA church, who pleaded anonymity said.
He added: “In the process, one of the pastors of the ECWA Church was seriously wounded as I am speaking to you, efforts are on to save his life as he lost much blood due to the injuries inflicted on him.”
He however pleaded with the Christian community in the State not to allow the situation to degenerate into a full-blown crisis.
But Bauchi Police Command is yet to confirm the incident as of press time.
Police Bauchi pokesman, SP Ahmed Wakili, did not pick up calls and SMS by The Nation.