Two shot, properties destroyed as mob search for Bauchi lady over alleged blasphemy
By Charly Agwam – Bauchi
There’s palpable tension in Bauchi over an alleged blasphemy by one Mrs Roda Jatau who was said to have shared a video in a Whatsapp group in which a convert ‘insulted’ the Prophet of Islam.
According to a source, Mrs Jatau works with the Bauchi State Primary Health Care and is originally from Gombe but married in Warji local government area.
Reports from the area indicated that Muslim youths mounted a serious search for the lady immediately after Jummaat prayers but could not find her because she has been whisked away to safety.
Consequently, some irate Muslim youths destroyed properties belonging to Christians in area and set a few buildings ablaze.
Bestof9ja gathered that a number of Christians including a Pastor of ECWA church were said to have been injured following an attack in that local area.
However, a Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) leader in the state said he has informed the Bauchi Commissioner of Police and the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bala Mohammed of the development from the alleged blasphemy.
He also called on the Christian community in the state not to allow the situation to degenarate even though they have to protect themselves from the attackers.
The Bauchi Command of the Nigeria Police is yet to issue a statement as at the time of filing this report.