It’s incredible what level people bent on fostering chaos in society could go to in order to actualize their satanic agenda. How can a public officer who was recently transferred on a new posting insist against all entreaties on building a mosque within the office complex! (What else will such a man not do, then, to the men under his command?) Not to mention that the location happens to be one of the states in northern Nigeria with majority Christian population. It’s just like the situation in Jos (Plateau state), another of such few states. One can imagine the outcome should every public officer decide to follow this example at each of their new postings!
It should be obvious enough that the police officer, Mr Mohammed Mustapher (an Area Commander), must have received strong assurances and backings from certain quarters, else it would have been a totally insane and unconceivable action. Jihadists are ever hell-bent on reversing the balance of power wherever it is not in their favour.
Not unexpectedly, the foreign Islam-leaning press was quick to come out with blazing headlines about Christians attacking mosques – rather than the real situation that the attempt to build a mosque at a police station was forcibly stopped when all entreaties had been rebuffed by a stubborn officer with obvious religious cum political agenda.
At the commissioning of CA!, 9 years ago, Bishop Francis Wale Oke recalled his poser to then Gov Bafarawa of Sokoto State, who was insisting that Church buildings erected without government approvals must be bulldozed: “Your excellency, where are the papers for all those mosques attached to practically every mansion, petrol station, etc in this state?” (we paraphrase!)
Thank God the conflagration they might have hoped for in Wukari, Taraba State did not quite occur – 8 dead and about 40 seriously wounded is tragic and horrible, but still a child play compared with the situation on the Jos plateau. And to imagine that, of all people, it would be a police officer, supposedly in charge of security that would blatantly work to destabilize peace in his own domain! Now who is going to prosecute such a guy?
Foreign Media changing tune
Foreign media are well-known for their serious pro-Islam bias, as pointed out several times by CA! But one foreign media house seems to have finally found its wit and tongue. Reuters not only reports that at least half of the fatalities at Wukari came from police guns, it also now seems to have finally understood the basic roots of the problem. It reports “One local student who asked not to be named said he saw four people die when police and soldiers opened fire”. On the roots, Reuters states: “Taraba state neighbours Plateau state in Nigeria's Middle Belt, a central region of Africa's most populous nation where the mostly Muslim north meets the predominantly Christian south. The tension is rooted in decades of resentment between indigenous groups, mostly Christian …, who are vying for control of fertile farmlands and for economic and political power with migrants and settlers from the north.” – Reuters (http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LDE66D1SB.htm)