The Chief Imam of Nsukka Central Mosque, Alhaji Yakubu Omeh has acknowledged that the Hausa group and different Muslims dwelling within the college city of Nsukka are at peace with the natives and their Igbo neighbours and buddies.
Alhaji Omeh made this disclosure following the reported false media reviews that the Muslims have been nonetheless having strained relationship as a fallout of the latest misunderstanding between a Muslim lady of Northern extraction and a industrial tricycle (Keke) operator within the city.
It will likely be recalled that there was an altercation between the 2 over the refusal of the previous to pay an agreed transport fare which later escalated to fisticuffs that landed the tricycle operator in hospital, and a corresponding present of anger by some Keke operators.
However talking on the matter on Tuesday, the Chief Imam was emphatic that the matter has been amicably resolved and thanked Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for taking proactive steps to nip the rift within the bud. “It was an unlucky improvement, ” says Alhaji Omeh.
“What occurred was a minor concern that was not nicely dealt with.
“The excellent news is that we’ve got resolved the matter. On behalf of all the Muslim group in Nsukka, I need to convey our gratitude to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his immediate response as quickly because the matter occurred.
“He’s actually a person of peace and a bridge builder. As quickly as phrases acquired to him, he despatched key authorities officers together with the chairmen of six native authorities areas that make up Enugu North Senatorial District to come back right down to Nsukka with a purpose to wade into the matter. We thank the governor for such proactive steps.”
Alhaji Omeh additionally revealed that the Muslim group has held fruitful conferences with the chairman of Nsukka Native Authorities Space, Barr. Cosmas Ugwueze and leaders of Keke operators within the city.
“I can verify to you that Nsukka is calm at the moment. There’s no pressure anyplace.
“The Muslims and Hausa group are going about their regular companies. We’ve all the time lived in peace with our Igbo and Christian brothers and sisters right here.
“We’ve had conferences with the leaders of Keke operators in Nsukka in addition to the chairman of the native authorities space. It was not tough for us to resolve the misunderstanding as a result of we’ve all the time associated as brothers and sisters, no matter the place we come from and/or our non secular leanings.
“I’m additionally happy to tell you that each the lady and the Keke operator have been discharged from the hospital. We even have assurances that the few constructions that have been broken will probably be rebuilt.
“So, we’ve got no concern in any respect, and that’s what I’ve advised individuals who known as from inside and outdoors to determine the true place of issues.”