Angry Irate youths set two Mosque’s ablaze in Nsukka, Enugu State. After some Hausa men living in the
community stabbed a tricycle operator, who conveyed a Hausa woman, identified as Aisha,
with her goods to the Army barracks.
It was gathered that the woman refused to pay the rider the agreed transport fare of N750.
Aisha, who trades in fresh tomatoes and other perishable goods, instead of paying the tricycle rider N750,
declined and said the charge was much and offered to pay only N500, a development that sparked an exchange
of words and subsequently attracted a crowd
At the heart of the argument, Aisha placed a call to her brothers, who in turn came in their numbers and attacked
and gave the tricycle operator the beating of his life, one of them then stabbed him on the chest.
Angered by the attack on the tricycle operator, youths of the area mobilized and launched what seemed
like a reprisal and allegedly destroyed two mosques and other valuables belonging to the Hausa community
in the area.
Two of the Hausa attackers, Hassan Yakubu and Nurudeen Mohammed, were reported to have been picked
up by irate youths, who descended on them to settle the scores.
Hassan, who spoke with newsmen, revealed that his sister Aisha contacted him on the phone,
but before he arrived at the scene, one of his brothers, Nurudeen, had already stabbed the tricycle operator.
soldiers from the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, later arrived at the scene with over three
Hilux vans and Armoured Personnel Carrier and calmed the situation.