If there was a blasphemous message at all, the owners of the houses and shops that have been set on fire had nothing to do with it. But for those who are ready at the slightest provocation to fly into a rage over alleged blasphemy, that’s of no importance.

“Irate Youths Set Houses, Shops Ablaze Over Alleged Blasphemy In Bauchi LG,” Channels Television, May 21, 2022:

Irate youths in Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State have set houses and shops ablaze, injuring people over what they say is a blasphemous message.

Spokesperson of the Bauchi Police Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, said in a statement on Saturday that the youths “set six houses and seven shops ablaze, while some scores of persons were injured as a result of a blasphemous message posted on social media”.

According to him, the message was posted by one Rhoda Jatau a 40-year-old staff of the Medical Department of Warji Local Government.

In reaction to the violence which he said happened at about 5:45 pm on Friday, Mohammed said, “The Police have since deployed all Tactical Teams, Mobile Police Force and Rapid Response Squad (RRS) whose joint efforts brought the situation under control.

“The area is calm for now, while visibility Patrols are ongoing to keep the peace.”…



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