- A representative of the Enugu state government has paid a visit to the Muslim community in the Nsukka area of the state
- The state government has expressed sadness over the destruction of two mosques in the area
- Muslims in Nsukka said the good relationship that exists between them and Igbo people in Nsukka remain cordial
Two mosques that were damaged by some protesters in the Nsukka area of Enugu will be rebuilt by the state government.
The disclosure was made by Cosmas Ugwueze, the chairman of Nsukka local government area when he visited the damaged mosques, Daily Trust reported.
Ugwueze said the Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has directed that the places of worship be rebuilt and all the properties lost in the incident be replaced.
The local government chairman told Muslims in the community that the state government was saddened over the incident.
He appealed to them to preach peaceful coexistence and shun any reprisal attack. The official said the sad incident will not damage the age-long peaceful coexistence between Igbo people and the Muslim community in Nsukka.
In response, the Chief Imam of Nsukka Central Mosque, Alhaji Yakubu Omeh, and leaders of the Hausa community assured the state government that they are at peace with their Igbo neighbours.
The Chief Imam assured the government that the attack on the mosques would not damage the good relationship that exists between Muslims and Igbo people in Nsukka.
Meanwhile, the chairman of Nkanu east local government area of Enugu state, Abel Uchenna Nwobodo, has denied the story trending on the social media alleging that Governor Ugwuanyi constructed a community charging centre in Nara community of the council.
In a statement, Engr Nwobodo described the story as misleading, false and mischievous. The council chairman stated categorically that the governor and his administration are not involved in the project.
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