A fact-checking investigation by PRNigeria has revealed that a highbrow residential area occupied by Igbos in Kano State has not only a mosque, but one permits the observance of Juma’at (Friday) prayers by Muslims.
This is contrary to the claim by a Kano-based scholar, Dr. Abdallah Gadon Kaya, who recently raised concern over the highbrow residential areas along airport road.
According to the Scholar, in a viral video clip, the community located in Zungeru Road axis has massive gates, security and other facilities that prevent other people, especially indigenes from accessing.
“Government should not allow such to be happening when we can’t go to Onitsha, Aba or Enugu and create an exclusive place for Northerners or Muslims like that,” the scholar said.
He, therefore, called on the State Government to build a massive mosque which according to him was lacking in the area to enhance tolerance, unity and peaceful coexistence.
But PRNigeria gathered that while Igbos own most of the exotic properties in the community, there are indigenous landlords who own similar buildings in the same community and rent it out to other ethnic nationalities who are Kano residents.
Furthermore, there is a big Jumma’a Mosque with a fairly large compound located in the Zungeru road vicinity in addition to a general atmosphere of tolerance in the neighbourhood.