Biafra: Tension in Enugu mosque set ablaze by suspected IPOB memebers [Photos]

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According to dailypost report, suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have set a mosque ablaze in Enugu State.

Biafra: Enugu mosque set ablaze by suspected IPOB memebers [Photos]

The incident, which occurred at Ogrute, the capital of Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, has thrown the residents into panic.

One of the Muslim faithful, who contacted our correspondent 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.

Biafra: Enugu mosque set ablaze by suspected IPOB memebers [Photos]

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.

Biafra: Enugu mosque set ablaze by suspected IPOB memebers [Photos]

“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 to DAILY POST, lamented 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.

Biafra: Enugu mosque set ablaze by suspected IPOB memebers [Photos]

“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.” Continue reading

Biafra: Enugu mosque set ablaze by suspected IPOB memebers [Photos]

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