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We’ve settled with our Igbo brothers, no Mosque was burnt, says Enugu cattle dealers



We’ve settled with our Igbo brothers, no Mosque was burnt, says Enugu cattle dealers

Cattle dealers in Garriki Cattle market, Awkunanu-Enugu, where an argument over N100 led to the death of an Igbo and a Fulani man have refuted claims that their Mosque was burnt.

It was reported that a man identified simply as Ali, a Fulani, and Ifeacho Ifeanyi, an Igbo had an argument over N100, resulting in Ali stabbing Ifeanyi to death.

The event was said to have led to a bloody clash as Ali was beaten to death by an angry mob while a Mosque was also allegedly burnt down.

However, while acknowledging the death of the two men, the Chairman of Garriki Cattle market Association in Enugu, Alhaji Baba Ali described as propaganda the story of a Mosque being burnt down.

Ali said, “Something happened by accident that we did not expect. Since 1970, we have been with the Igbo people here in peace and we have not had any problem. Something just happened by accident but we have settled the problem.

Read also: An Igbo and Hausa man killed over N100, Mosque burnt down

“Any other news they are telling you is mere propaganda. We don’t have problem, we have been together since 1970, both Amagu and Amaechi, we have been together like brothers and sisters.”

He stated this when the leaders of the cattle market welcomed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state to the market for on-the-spot assessment and interaction with the cattle market community.

The governor was conducted round the market by Alhaji Ali, a former Senior Special Assistant to the Enugu State Governor on inter-community matters and Ahmed Abubakar, among other leaders of the Hausa community in the market.

The leaders who faulted media reports that their mosque was burnt down owing to a dispute between two people in the market that led to their deaths, added that a burnt property in the market came as a result of harmatan haze, which no person was responsible for.



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