NIGERIA: MUSLIM OFFICIALS DISMISS CHRISTIANS FROM POSTS
School librarian, others forced to leave after requesting land for chapel.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, October 24 (Compass Direct News) – Asabe Ladagu, a Christian widow in this capital city of Borno state in northern Nigeria, has survived without income the past 16 months. It was that long ago, the former librarian told Compass, that Muslim administrators at Ramat Polytechnic forced her into early retirement – without pay – after she and others requested land to build a chapel.
The Christians viewed the denial as deliberate discrimination against Christians by Muslim administrators at a time when there were seven mosques on campus.
Difficulties in the state emerge against a backdrop of violence still fresh in the memory. Under the guise of protesting cartoons of Muhammad in a Danish newspaper, Muslims in Borno killed 57 Christians and burned over 52 churches.
“One Catholic priest was also killed, and in my church, the Church of Christ in Nigeria, Gambaru local congregation, 82 women and two pastors were injured,” Adamu said. “I and my associate were attacked by Muslims too. All my theological books worth over 1.5 million naira were destroyed when the pastorate was burned by Muslim militants.” Source.