When angry youths torched two mosques at Nsukka in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State on 31st October, 2020, the incident reportedly created a feeling of despondency and anger, especially among the Muslim community.
However, there was so much excitement and warmth in the area when the state Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, in keeping with his earlier directives, officially handed over to the Muslim community in Nsukka, the two mosques rebuilt by the state government.
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While handing over the mosques to the Nsukka Muslim community, led by the Chief Imam, Nsukka Central Mosque, Alhaji Yakubu Omeh, Gov. Ugwuanyi, represented by the Chairman of Nsukka LGA, Chief Cosmas Ugwueze, thanked God that the incident did not cause any loss of life.
The Muslim community in a message of appreciation presented Prof. Momoh Mumuni Audu, expressed their profound thanks to Gov. Ugwuanyi for the rebuilding and inauguration of the mosques.
Speaking on behalf of the Bishops of Catholic and Anglican Dioceses in Nsukka, as well as the Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Nsukka Chapter, Rev. Fr. Dr. Emeka Ngwoke commended the governor’s gesture towards promoting peace and harmonious co-existence of Nigerians in Enugu State.