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Some hoodlums have attacked Muslim communities, destroying properties and two mosques in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Sources told BBC Hausa service on Monday that the altercation started when a Muslim woman selling tomato took Keke Napep from a village market to her shop in the town.

According to the source, the woman and the Keke Napep driver got into an argument over her transport fare, resulting in the destruction and burning of properties belonging to Muslims in the area.

Speaking, one of the leaders of northerners in the area, Muhammad Adam Yusuf said, “Most of us northerners are now in hiding in police custody, while many have already travelled to their states.

“Most shops belonging to our people including mine have been burgled and our wares carted away. Many have been wounded though none is reported dead so far.

“In fact, more than 90% of Hausas have emigrated, the few of us are now hiding in police custody,” Yusuf said.

The leader of Nsukka Muslim community, Alhaji Sani Ugwuanyi also told BBC Hausa that, “The two mosques, one for daily congregational prayers and the other one which is the central mosque here have both been destroyed.

“The entire structure of the first mosque has been completely destructed while the central mosque has been burnt down.

“There is also another Islamiyyah and Primary School that was also destructed,” he lamented.

When contacted, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe said the force was not aware of the attacks but promised to investigate it.

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