Gunmen attacked a mosque at Ugelli, Delta State, yesterday 2nd December, 2022. They shot eleven Muslim worshippers and kidnapped the Imam. Meanwhile
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Saturday, has called on security agents and relevant authorities to urgently find the attackers of
Ughelli Central Mosque and other Muslims attacked in Delta State.
MURIC in a statement by its Director Professor Ishaq Akintola, while condemned the attaked, noted that
“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.
“This is a dastardly act that must be condemned by all right-thinking people and we condemn it in the strongest terms. It is another evidence of hate crimes targeted at Muslims in the South East in recent time. 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.” He said
According to him, those who claimed that only Christians are being killed in Nigeria have many questions to answer. Shaykh Ibrahim Iyiorji was killed in Isu, Onicha Local Government of Ebonyi State on 4th September, 2022. Seven Muslims were killed in Orogie, Owerri, Imo State on 5th August, 2022.
“Another four Muslims were killed in Umuaka, near Orlu on 4th April, 2021. Again, another set of eleven innocent Muslims were mowed down by gunmen in Port Harcourt and Orlu on 20th October, 2020. Five other Muslims were also killed near the popular Abraka market in Asaba, Delta State on 15th September, 2017. The list is endless.
“The latest attack on Ughelli Central Mosque is one too many. MURIC calls on the Commissioner of Police in Delta State Ari Muhammed Ali, to fish out the perpetrators. Muslims have become endangered species not only in Delta State but in the entire South East. The trend must be arrested.” he said