… An­other fac­tion takes over Kaduna

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - From Maryam Ah­maduSuka, Kaduna

An­other fac­tion of the Ti­j­janiyya sect headed by Sheik Ishaq Rabiu locked down Kaduna town. Like the Abuja group, the mem­bers con­verged on the Mur­tala Muham­m­mad Square, Kaduna, to cel­e­brate Eidel-Maulud, the birth­day of Prophet Muham­mad (peace be upon him.)

Our cor­re­spon­dent re­ports that the cel­e­bra­tion caused heavy traf­fic grid­lock in the state cap­i­tal, es­pe­cially on roads sur­round­ing the venue of the Maulud.

Kaduna had since Mon­day wit­nessed the in­flux of mem­bers of the sect as they mounted makeshift stalls along the Ali Ak­ilu road, Alkai road and all lo­ca­tions sur­round­ing the Mur­tala square. It was ob­served that mem­bers of the sect also came in ve­hi­cles which car­ried pho­tos of Shehu Ibrahim Nyass. The Maulud cel­e­bra­tion which lasted for hours had in at­ten­dance the Min­is­ter of In­te­rior, Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Ab­dul­rah­man Dam­bazau.

Though the event was peace­ful, the sit­u­a­tion caused ten­sion and anx­i­ety in the city, con­sid­er­ing the in­se­cu­rity in the coun­try.

Our cor­re­spon­dent re­ports that the vast space of the Mur­tala Muham­mad Square was filled to ca­pac­ity, forc­ing over half of the pop­u­la­tion to hang out­side to lis­ten to ser­mons from renowned schol­ars.

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