Christian Girl Escaped Death By Whiskers In Bauchi State Over Alleged Blasphemy

Barely one week after Deborah Samuel was killed in Sokoto over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (SAW), a Christian lady has escaped being killed in Katanga, Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Our correspondent gathered that Muslim youths mounted a search for the lady immediately after the Jummaat prayers but could not find her.

It was alleged that on receiving information on the impending danger, the girl was whisked away to safety.

Enraged by not seeing her, the irate Muslim youths allegedly started destroying properties belonging to Christians in area.

A source disclosed that few buildings were set blaze and some Christians, including a pastor of ECWA church, were injured.

A leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state confirmed the sad situation.

He said the Commissioner of Police and the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bala Mohammed of on Christian Religious Affairs have been informed of the development.

He however called on the Christian community in the state to remain calm and not to allow the situation to degenarate.

The CAN leader said they had to protect themselves from the attackers, assuring that security operatives would do everything possible to protect lives and property.

“We were at home Friday evening when we heard shouts from Muslim youths in their hundreds wanting to attack the ECWA church but Christian youths and others resisted and repelled them but after they had already set the shops attached to the Church on fire,” a source narrated.

“In the process, one of the pastors of ECWA Church was seriously wounded, as l am speaking to you, efforts are on to save his life as blood is rushing from the wounds inflicted on him”.

Another source told our correspondent that it was one of youths who recently got converted from Christianity to Islam that allegedly raised the alarm of the alleged blasphemy by the Christian lady and led other Muslim youths in search of her.

Bauchi State, created in 1976, is infamous for ethno religious crises that have claimed several lives.

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