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Pastor Injured, Houses Burnt As Riot Erupts In Bauchi Over Alleged Blasphemy

Riot has reportedly broke out in Katangan area of Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Saturday as irate youths reportedly burnt houses and injured a pastor over another case of alleged blasphemy.

CHECKPOINTCHARLEY gathered that the violence began when a message was allegedly circulated on social media that a Christian lady in the town allegedly engaged in blasphemy of Islam while reacting to the Sokoto incident.

The lady in question is said to be a government worker, originally from Gombe, but married in Warji local government area in Bauchi.

Muslim youths reportedly went in search of her after Juma’at prayers on Friday, May 20. When they didn’t find her, they went on a rampage, destroying properties belonging to Christians in the Katangan area of Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

A number of Christians, including a Pastor of ECWA church, were said to have been injured by the Muslim youths.

This comes one week after Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was lynched and set ablaze by her colleagues over alleged blasphemy.

Pastor injured, houses burnt as irate Muslim youths search for a lady accused of blasphemy in Bauchi (video)
Pastor injured, houses burnt as irate Muslim youths search for a lady accused of blasphemy in Bauchi (video)

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