Kano — There was panic in Tudun Wada Local Government area of Kano State yesterday as youths unleashed terror on Christians living in the area. The action was as a result of speculations that a Christian teacher in the area drew a cartoon of Prophet Muhammad and displayed it in his sleeping room in the area.
The protesting youths caused serious pandemonium. Ten shops belonging to Igbo traders in the area were set on fire.
The cartoonist was said to have relocated to the house of the district head for safety, before the intervention of the police. The police are now on red alert in the town to prevent escalation of the crisis.
THISDAY gathered that an emergency security meeting was yesterday quickly arranged by the joint security team in the state to ensure that the crisis did not escalate to other parts of the state.
The police spokesman in Kano, Baba Mohammed declined to speak to THISDAY.
In 2004, Kano became a battle ground as Muslim youths attacked non-indigenes that mostly live in Sabon-Gari area.