Ketu area of Lagos State after some Hausa youths seized a chemist,
identified as Emmanuel Emeka.
would have been lynched but for the intervention of policemen from the
Ketu Police Division who quickly brought the situation under control.
victim had written a blasphemous word on a magazine, which triggered
the anger of the youths.
to destroy the victim’s shop, but were prevented by the policemen, who
were deployed in the area.
Sunday. The issue could have led to a bloody fight between Christians
and Muslims in Ketu, but for the police.
something on a magazine which the Hausa youths said was blasphemous.
When other Hausa men saw it, they became angry and seized him.
and that almost started a fight. The police were alerted and they
responded quickly and doused the rising tension.”
Command averted what could have been a religious crisis between the
Igbo community and the Hausa Muslim community due to the timely
intervention of its operatives.
received a distress call that a boy was about to be lynched by some
youths because he wrote blasphemous words on their magazine.
protective custody. His chemist shop was secured from destruction.
Everywhere is calm as the police have intensified patrol in the area
after successfully calming frayed nerves.”