By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
A pastor has been reportedly injured during an attack on ECWA church in Katangan area, Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi over a case of blasphemy.
The development comes few weeks after Deborah Samuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, was attacked and set ablaze by a mob over comments considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed.
The crisis, according to The PUNCH, started when a mob got a hint that a Christian lady in the town allegedly spread a blasphemous message on social media.
Many houses were said to have been burnt in the riot, including a shop situated in the area.
“What I learnt was that a Christian girl allegedly posted and commented on something on social media which has to do with the incident in Sokoto and that was how it started.
“The situation there is more than tension since many houses have been burnt down. But no life was lost, to the best of my knowledge.
“A shop which belongs to an ECWA Church in the area was also burnt down. And I learnt that the District Head of the area and the leaders are on top of the situation. The police have also been informed about it,” The PUNCH quoted a source as saying.
One of the leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state, who spoke to journalists, said the police and a representative of the Bauchi State Government are aware of the situation.