Arewa & Benin Communities Clash, over Benin man as Chief Imam of Benin
By Faith IGUODALA Okoro.
The Arewa Community and the Benin Community have clashed Wednesday in Benin City over the rejection by the Arewa community of Benin man as Chief Imam of the Benin Mosque.
In a disagreement that led to the free use of cutlasses, knives and weapons, the Murtala Muhammed Way of Benin City witnessed resistance by Muslim youths who insisted that Benin man must continue to be Chief Imam and leader of the Muslims in Benin City and the Arewa community objected.
The security agents intervened by shooting to disperse the rioters leaving many residents and traders to scamper for safety and many wounded in the process.
As at Press Time, no casualty has been recorded.
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