Zamfara: Police investigate audio clip alleging conversion of Muslims to Christianity


Zamfara State Police command has commenced investigation into the audio clip circulating on various social media platforms alleging the emergence of a group of men and women in the state seeking to convert Muslims to Christianity.

SP Mohammed Shehu, Police Public Relations Officer, Zamfara State Police command in a statement in Gusau on Sunday said, “ following an audio clip being in  circulation on various social media platforms in which the audio maker who also claimed to be a victim alleged the emergence of  a group of  men and women whose activities was to stop people, greet them in a Muslims way of greeting especially those who they perceived to be Muslims and then introduce themselves as staff of a company and the products.

“Later, they will issue a leaflet containing their address to the person and collect his phone number for them to remind the person of the seminar on their business which they normally conduct for those who join newly. The strategy according to the audio maker was to convert the Muslims faithful into Christianity.

“On getting the audio clip, the Police command under the leadership of CP Usman Nagogo psc+ swung into action by commencing a discreet investigation into the matter with a view to authenticate the audio clip and take proactive/appropriate action that will prevent the unwarranted religious crisis in the state.”

She hoted that the investigation carried out so far by the Police and other security agencies including the undercover agency had not revealed such happening in any part of Zamfara state.

“What the investigation gathered was the existence of a company branch named NEOLIFE, a global company that deals with food supplements. The company has branches across the country with about one hundred members in the state that cut across religious line with two training centres located at Hayin Buba and along bypass road, Gusau. They normally go round as a marketing strategy to look for customers”, he explained.

While stating that investigation was in progress, he called on the audio maker and any person or group who had facts or evidences to come to the Police Command Headquarters so as to assist the Police in the investigation.

He further warned against rumor mongering saying that the command would not hesitate to deal decisively with anybody whose action or inaction intended to breach the relative peace currently been enjoyed in the state.

Photo: IGP Mohammed Adamu.

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