Politics Borno:Religious, political leaders deny outbreak of religious war in Gwoza



Religious and political leaders in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno, on Sunday, denied reports of an outbreak of religious war in the area.

The Spokesperson of the group, Dr Asabe Vilita, told newsmen shortly after an emergency meeting in Maiduguri that ``no ethno-religious crisis was recorded in Gwoza.''

Vilita, also the Borno Commissioner for Commerce and Investment, however, acknowledged that the area was facing attacks by suspected insurgents.

She said ``we wish to state categorically clear that there is no outbreak of religious war in our communities in Gwoza as being speculated, especially in the social media.

``What our people are facing is full-scale insurgents’ attack and terrorism.

``Although sometimes people have disagreements due to the confusion caused by the attacks in different areas, our people have since identified the insurgents as common enemy and have decided to unite in fighting them.''


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