in Bansang have arrested more than thirty people, including men, women and their suckling
babies following a serious fight among
the community members over the construction of a community Mosque.
people were injured in the fight, including the Bansang police. Saredebbo is in the Upper Fulladu district
in Central River Region (CRR) South.
say the village is divided into two groups over Alkalorship which now grew into
difference. Our sources said one part of the community said the Mosque will be
constructed by one of their relatives who is living in Spain because he has
already started buying materials including tiles, while the other group said
they had a sponsorship from the African Muslim Agency to build the Mosque but
will not use the other gropup’s money.
group that said they have received sponsorship from the Africa Muslims Agency
said they will have to demolish the old Mosque first before constructing a new
one but the other group resisted against that, saying their family member has
intended to build the Mosque and the other group refused.
fight started among them when one of the groups started demolishing the Mosque.
matter was reported to Bansang police station and officers were deployed to the
community to keep the peace. While the police were securing one of the groups
in the demolition of the old Mosque, the other group starte throwing stones at
them, injuring some people, including one of the police officers.
of the Criminal Investigation Department
(CID) officers was also attacked on a
motor bike and was wounded.
the time of going to press, police were said to have been arresting more
people, wile the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) officers from Fatoto, Kakaur,
Yorobeli Kunda (YBK) and Mansakonko camps joined to assist in addressing the
matter. Sources say the community is
divided by Alkalorship disagreement.