Sallah Day Christian-Muslim Violence Averted In Jos

Map of Nigeria showing location of Jos There was trouble on Sunday in Jos, the capital of Plateau State as some Muslim youths that were returning from the prayer ground at Farin Gada area began to throw stones at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and residential buildings in the area and chanting Alahu-akbar, eyewitnesses told THISDAY.

Not less than 12 cars, belonging to the worshippers parked at the church’s premises were damaged.

Report says the youths had filled their vehicles with stones, and were brandishing dangerous weapons, chanting war songs.

The Christians in the area, who had earlier retreated into their houses went and mobilized themselves and launched back at the Muslim youths.

But for the timely intervention of the men of the military Special Task Force (STF) and the Police, who dispersed the crowd with gunshots, there would have been a full blown crisis.

The state police command, while confirming the incident in a press statement signed by its Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Danjuma Azikiti condemned the action of the youths.

He said that it was disheartening to note that in spite of series of parleys with community and religious leaders, and youths; with stern warning issued against the use of abusive and provocative language and carrying of dangerous weapons, some misguided youths still went ahead to ferment trouble.

Azikiti said that no life was lost, adding that no church or Mosque was burnt in the incident.

He urged religious leaders and parents to call their followers, children and wards to order as the security strategy already on ground is reassuring and will not spare anyone that violates order.

  1. Said Reply

    I think Muslims were retaliating the killing of about two Fulani by xtian youth today. The Fulanis were killed by berom xtians when they are coming back from prayer ground
    So, whom are to blame; Muslims or xtians, or both?
    Let FG know that, this kind of selective services being done by so-called security agents is bringing us back.
    I want each and every Muslism to be conscious at all time.

    • mimi4naija Reply

      Ok oooooooooo so Muslims now come back from praying ground by 5:00 pm. Confudos

  2. Dazmono Reply

    This issue was nt abt discremination, jst let continue prayn for peace in nigeria.

  3. Timmy Reply

    Muslim in nigeria are 2 wicked,dey dont have d fear of God at all.They have sent many pple 2 heaven untimely but l beleive dat God will revenge soon or later.

  4. king Henry Reply

    The only solution is for Nigeria to be divided I only fill sorry for Igbo’s who build houses where ever they go but time is up for split

  5. mimi4naija Reply

    For heaven sake, when will muslims on planet earth allow us experience some peace in Jos, northern Nigeria and the whole world. Why are you muslims synonymous to war and bloodshed. Wicked religion with wicked adherents. Idan baku tuba?

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