Sofoline Muslim Youth clash with Police over Central MOSQUE demolition

Some Muslim youth at Sofoline in the Kumasi Metropolis have vowed to crash anyone including police as they are guarding a mosque in the area from dawn to dust to prevent it from being razed to ground.

According to them, they are ready to die in the fight against the destruction of the mosque that was bequeathed to them by their forefathers about 66 years ago.

They say each pillar of the mosque would be protected by ten people and whoever is going to bring it down must be ready to battle thousands of Muslim youth in the process.

One of the members of Sofoline Central Mosque committee, Malam Karim, noted that demolishing a Mosque which had over hundred (100) worshippers, the Quran and other Holy books means a stab in the heart of Muslims.

According to reports, some angry youth are stationed in front of the mosque ostensibly ready to descend on any person who will want to cramp down the mosque.

The mosque was spotted with some inscriptions indicating that the place would soon be demolished to make way for another project.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Sofoline mosque, Musa Salifo, disclosed to our reporter a group of unknown soldiers on Monday July 23, 2018 came to the mosque in an attempt to pull it down but they resisted.

He explained that the mosque was built in 1956 by Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah in appreciation to their forefathers who served in the second world war.

“The mosque is where we get our spiritual food. That is where we go to commune with our Creator. You cannot stop us from worshipping there ” he said.

The irate youth have however emphasized that they will resist any attempts to demolish the mosque to pave way a church.

They have therefore called on authorities to step in and halt the demolition.

Source: My News

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