TAMALE: Misunderstanding of two Muslim sects ends in riot
Some two Muslim sects in the Tamale metropolis have ended in a fierce clash leaving some residents injured.
The Al-Sunnah Muslims (Afajirah Mosque) and the Tijaniya Muslims (Central Mosques) were engaged in misunderstandings over scriptural interpretations from the Holy Quran which later ensued in the unrest between these groups.
Reports reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicate that, an alleged members of the Tijaniya Muslims went to one of the radio stations in Tamale (Northern Star ) condemning the style of prayers performed by the Al-Sunnah Muslims on air.
However, members of the Al-Sunnah Muslims were not happy about what was being said about them on air and also went to another radio station (Zaa Radio) to react. Sources say, some selected members of the Tijaniya Muslims went to Zaa radio asking for immediate closure of their opponent’s programme on air and that, finally led to the unfortunate chaos.
The police in their bid to contain the situation mounted barriers at all roads linking to Zaa radio station which resulted to serious traffic and inconveniences to motorists.
Our checks, can confirm that, a number of equipments at Zaa radio station were damaged during the attacks.
Meanwhile the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration was quite peaceful and calm in Tamale and the surrounding environs.
David Zamana/Jonathan Adjei/Ghanadistricts.com