Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Masquerades Attack Ekiti Mosque, Beat up Muslims Breaking Ramadan Fast [PHOTOS]

A group of masquerades on Tuesday invaded a central mosque at Ikun Ekiti, a town under Moba LGA and beat up Muslims while breaking their fast.

The Muslims had gathered to observe the Maghrib prayer after breaking their Ramadan fast around 7pm.

Reports say the masqueraders were irked that the Muslims had the effrontery to call for prayers when they were still celebrating their Egun festival.

They attacked the worshipers with cudgels, stone and iron and inflicted injuries on them.

About five of the worshippers were said to have sustained varying degrees of injury.

The Acting Imam of the mosque, Alh. Abdul-Rasak Abubakar-Bello, was rushed to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, where he received stitches on his head.

He said the Muslims were held hostage in the mosque for four hours by the masqueraders, who threatened to kill them.

“There was no way we could escape because they waiting for us outside after initially attacking us inside the mosque with iron and woody rods.

“When we succeeded in locking ourselves inside the mosque, they started throwing stones at us”‎, he said.

Bello accused the Divisional Police Officer of ignoring the rescue calls made to him by the Muslim community as he refused to send his men there.

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