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Suspected IPOB Members Set Mosque Ablaze In Enugu (Photo)

Suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have set a mosque ablaze in Enugu State. DAILY POST reports that the incident, which occurred at Ogrute, the capital of Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, has thrown the residents into panic.

A Muslim from the area said the attack was carried out early Saturday morning. “I was sleeping in my house when I started hearing some explosive sounds. I reside very close to the mosque. As I rushed out, I saw thick smoke billowing from the mosque. The fire was too much; it was burning from every corner of the mosque,” he said.

Asked whether the inferno could have been from power surge, he retorted: “nothing like power surge in this matter. The entire local government has no light for several months now. There has been a problem between the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC and Ikem community in Isi-Uzo, and this has disrupted power supply for several months. Prior to that, we don’t even light here; we were cut off as we couldn’t pay high electricity bill."

“We have the belief that it was carried out by IPOB supporters because they have done similar thing in other parts of the South-East since their confrontation with the Nigerian Military began last Monday.”

Meanwhile, the Chief Imam of the Mosque, who confirmed the incident that, “we lost all our items to this unprovoked attack. From our observation, they brought everything together, including our garments, Holy book, generators, and made sure they all burnt to ashes together with the mosque."

“This is so strange and provocative as we were not having problem with anybody prior to this incident. I’m from this community, just like so many of my members. We have been living together with our people peacefully. So, this attack is something we cannot explain.”

While lamenting that their lives were now at stake, they called on the Enugu State Government and the security agencies to intervene. Daily post learned that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has visited the area. Ugwuanyi donated the sum of N1million for rebuilding of the mosque.

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