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Youths disrupt installation of Jos new Chief Imam

By Taye Obateru

Jos – The scheduled installation of a new Chief Imam for Jos Central Mosque was, yesterday, disrupted over a disagreement on the choice.

A group of youths was said to have stormed the Jos Central Mosque, venue of the installation, to protest the choice forcing the ceremony scheduled for 11am to be put off.

The protesting youths were not deterred by the heavy security mounted by a combined team of the military and the police as they openly expressed dissatisfaction with the choice.

Heavy security was mounted around the mosque and adjoining streets with Armed Personnel Carriers stationed at strategic locations apparently to forestall any breakdown of order.

Attempts by journalists to get details of the problem did not succeed as they were referred to the Turakin Jos, Alhaji Inuwa Ali, who was unavailable.

The former Chief Imam, Alhaji Sa’id Hammajan died last Friday at the age of 95 years after serving for 38 years.

A new date is expected to be announced for the installation after the disagreement over the choice would have been resolved.


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