Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Reports reaching us today, 25/11/18 says an ethnic leader, Dr. Mwajim Malgwi, his wife, alongside their housemaid were killed in Adamawa State.

Dr. Malgwi, who was the owner of Poly Freedom Clinic in Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa State was said to have been murdered on their way, returning from farm, yesterday, Saturday,  24/11/2018 by people suspected to be fulani militants around Boggare village in Jimeta. 

According to reports, Dr. Malgwi has been a target of Fulani ethnic cleansing violence as he was described to be the champion in the struggle for ethnic nationalities in Adamawa State. 

In another development, residents of Yelwa District in Bauchi State, on Sunday, 18/11/2018 were greeted with an uprising that led to loss of lives and property in five communities. 

According to an eyewitness, the incident occurred when a Christian girl was attacked by some Muslim youths in a Christian majority area. As some Christian youths attempted to save the girl, the Muslim youths went wild. The Muslim youths were then chased out of the community and they ran to their own community.

The Muslim youths later mobilized more  hands from their community and returned to  the Christan community and burnt several  houses, leading to the deaths of 4 persons and many injured. A man was said to have been killed and burnt in his house. 

Report said, both sides suffered loss of lives.

The government of Bauchi State has since imposed dusk to dawn curfew in the five affected communities in Yelwa District on Sunday, 18/11/2018 as more dead bodies are still being discovered. 

The communities affected include Kagadama, Yelwan Sakani, Anguwan Angas, Kusu and Lush. 

Our correspondent gathered that as the state governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar went visiting the affected communities, he was welcomed with severe protest resistance by women in the Christian communities and had to turn back from the visit.

A resident of one of the affected communities in a telephone interview told our correspondent  that Christians in the affected communities are hopeful that there will be dialogue between them and their brothers in the Muslim communities so they can continue to enjoy the peace they have been enjoying for a long time.

Stefanos Foundation as an organisation will continue to advocate for tolerance and peaceful coexistence among people of diverse cultures and religions.

We are also calling on the Adamawa State Police command to set up necessary machineries to fish out those behind the killing of Dr. Malgwi his wife, alongside their maid and bring them to book.

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