Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has vowed to sue Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State over the demolition of Rainbow Town Central Mosque located at the Trans-Amadi Area of Port Harcourt.
Naija News recalls that Muslim leaders in Port Harcourt had accused Wike of sending bulldozers aided by thugs and mobile policemen to pull down the Trans-Amadi Central Mosque on Tuesday 20th August 2019.
Wike, while speaking to newsmen, said there was no Mosque on the ground, hence nothing was demolished.
He said: “I received calls from several prominent Nigerians 8on the fake news being circulated online. I have come here with Reporters and you can see there was no Mosque here.
“It is most unfortunate that fickle-minded persons will claim that a Mosque was demolished at this place when no Mosque existed here. The story was concocted by mischief makers to score cheap points”.
In a statement by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to Ganduje, the Kano governor described the demolition of the Mosque as shocking.
Ganduje promised to take legal action against this demolition of the Mosque and also contest it with appropriate authorities for redress.
“We received this information with a high degree of shock. And I am assuring the general public that, all necessary action against this demolition will be taken through appropriate authorities,” he said.
The Kano governor urged Nigerians to live peacefully with one another.
“As a government, we have started touching appropriate quarters against the demolition.
“Kano state is known for peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Christians, we should, therefore, improve on that and remain calm and peaceful. People should live peacefully with one another,” he said.