The Asokore Mampong Municipal Security Council has said it will not hesitate to take action if leadership of the Tijanniya and Ahlul-Sunna sects fail to call their followers to order.
The council, on Tuesday 18 April, met leadership of both groups in an effort to broker a peace agreement to avert possible clashes between them.
There have been tensions between the Tijaniyya and Ahlul-Sunna sects in the Aboabo community as preachers from both factions use abusive language on each other when they mount the podium.
At the meeting, the security council requested leadership of both factions to give assurances of their readiness to end the seeming tension.
The council, as part of its measures, is to direct all mosques within the community to lower the loud speakers they use in preaching.
Speaking in an interview with News Ghana’s regional correspondent Sammy Adjei, the Asokore Mampong Municipal Security Coordinator, Mohammed Adam Baba, expressed concern about the development.
“It’s a worrying situation because when there is going to be a problem it doesn’t know Muslim or non-Muslim, so it’s a worrying situation. We plead with our Muslim brothers Tijaniyya and Ahlul-Sunna to stop whatever they are doing and ensure that peace prevails,” he stated.
He continued that “the council will meet and we have told them to stop the abusive language that they are using and also lower the loud speakers that they have. We have put in place measures to monitor and anyone who falls foul will be dealt with according to the laws of Ghana.”
By : Sammy Adjei / Newsghana.com.gh