S/West Muslims call for calm as police arrest traditionalists | Dailytrust

S/West Muslims call for calm as police arrest traditionalists

The leadership of the Muslim community in the South West Wednesday called on adherents to remain calm over the attack on the mosque by masquerade worshipers in Osun State which left one person dead and several injured.

The Wakilu Muslimeen in the South West, Edo and Delta States, Sheikh Iskil Lawal, made the call on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.

According to him, Islamic leaders in the South West and beyond have decided to allow rule of law to take its course instead of promoting violence over the death of a cleric during the attack by masquerade in Osun State.

Meanwhile, some traditionalists in Osogbo, Osun State, have been arrested by police for attacking Muslims during prayers in a mosque, killing one person and injuring 14 others including children and women.

The traditionalists while celebrating masquerade festival attacked members of the Kamorudeen Society of Nigeria leading to the death of the leader of the organisation, Alhaji Moshood Salawudeen.

The Police Public Relations Officer for Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed that the owner of the masquerade Kayode Esuleke and others had been arrested over the incident.

But the State Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Wale Olokode, assured that the matter would be thoroughly investigated and that those found culpable would face the full wrath of the law.