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Give us burial ground, Muslim community begs Abia govt

By Ugochukwu Alaribe

ABA—Muslim community in Abia State has appealed to the state government to allocate them a land to serve as a cemetery for the burial of their dead members.

Alhaji Musa Iheakaram, who stated this during a Sallah visit to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, lamented that Muslims in the state have no place to bury their loved ones, stressing that over six of their members who died recently are yet to be buried due to lack of a cemetery.

He stated that Muslims in Abia have been living in peace with their Christian neighbours as well as adherents of other religions and commended the state government for its support to the Muslim community in the state.

Ikpeazu, who was represented by his deputy, Sir. Ude Oko Chukwu, said the government is committed to the security of lives and property in the state and enjoined Muslims to continue to live in peace with their neighbours as demanded by the religion.

The governor noted that a true Muslim cares for his neighbour as expressed in the celebration of the Eid Kabir where the ram killed for the event is divided into three parts with two given to neighbours and the less privileged while the owner keeps the other parts.



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