The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has urged the police in Delta State to fish out perpetrators of Friday’s attack on a mosque attack in the Ughelli area of the state.
Gunmen on Friday afternoon attacked the mosque, shot 11 worshippers, and whisked the chief imam, Muhammadu Sani, to an unknown destination.
In a statement issued on Saturday by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, MURIC lamented that Muslims have become endangered species in Delta State and the South-South as a whole.
The statement read: “This is a dastardly act that must be condemned by all right-thinking people and we condemn it in the strongest terms.
“It will be recalled that the Secretary of the Delta State Muslim Council, Mallam Musa Ugasa, a resident of Ughelli, was brutally killed earlier this year by yet-to-be-identified persons.
“The latest attack on Ughelli Central Mosque is one too many.”
“The Imam of Ughelli Central Mosque, Mallam Muhammadu Sani, was yesterday whisked away by gunmen who attacked the mosque. Eleven worshippers were also shot. The gunmen stormed the Mosque located at Otovwievwiere Street in Okorodafe axis of Ughelli by 6 am yesterday, Friday, 2nd December 2022.
“MURIC calls on the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Ari Muhammad Ali, to fish out the perpetrators.”
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