The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called for the arrest and prosecution of gunmen who attacked a central mosque at Ugelli, Delta State.
MURIC’s Director, Prof. Isiaq Akintola, made the call yesterday in a statement.
According to him, the attackers shot 11 Muslim worshippers and kidnapped the Imam.
He urged security agents to fish out the perpetrators and rescue the abducted Imam.
“This is a dastardly act that must be condemned by all right-thinking people and we condemn it in the strongest terms. It is another evidence of hate crimes targeted at Muslims in the South East in recent time”, he said.
He said that Friday’s attack on Ughelli Central Mosque was one too many.
He urged the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Ari Muhammed Ali, to fish out the perpetrators, saying Muslims have become endangered species not only in Delta State but in the entire South East.