Yesterday, a 41-year-old carpenter identified as Francis Emmanuel, was attacked in Kakuri, Kaduna State, by some Muslim boys for not fasting. Emmanuel who was badly injured during the incident, sustaining deep machete cuts on various parts of his body, was thereafter rushed to the St. Gerald Catholic Hospital, for medical treatment.
Speaking with journalists, he said: “I went to buy wood to do some work. When I came back I bought food to eat. As I was eating about six Hausa boys came and asked me whether I am a Muslim or a christian. I did not answer them. They asked why am I not fasting? I told them that I am not a Muslim.
Before I knew it, one of them slapped me. As I stood up, the rest came and surrounded me and started attacking me with knives. I don’t know them. Nobody could come to my aid because of the type of dangerous knives they were carrying. They used cutlasses scissors and knives on me. I became unconscious, I don’t even know who brought me to the hospital." He was visited today by the state governor.
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