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Delta Muslims meet over Sapele attack

By Emma Amaize
WARRI—MUSLIM leaders in Delta State under the auspices of Delta State Muslims Council and Muslim Elders, met, weekend, at Ughelli Central Mosque, Ughelli, to appraise the recent attack on Muslims in Sapele, as well as their safety in the state in view of the offensive by the Boko Haram sect on Christians, southerners and churches in the northern part of the country.

Vanguard gathered that the meeting was sequel to moves by Delta State Government to douse tension and reassure northerners in the state that there would be no reprisal attacks by indigenes of the state over the maiming and killing of Christians and southerners in the north by the Boko Haram group.

State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mamman Tsafe and one of the Special Advisers to the governor, who is a Muslim, have been re-assuring Muslims on behalf of the state government on their safety in Delta State.

A Muslim leader, Mr Sadiq Musa, told Vanguard that the meeting was part of the peace initiatives by Muslim leaders to sensitize Muslims in the state on the need to avoid violence.


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