Nigeria: poll violence dampens Christians’ Easter celebration in KanoApril 24, 2011
From Enenche Akogwu, Kano
Security has been reinforced around Churches across the northern Nigerian state of Kano and other northern state, as Christians marked the Easter celebration in a low key fashion amidst tension sparked by post election violence.WADR’s Special Correspondent in Kano, Enenche Akogwu reports that heavily armed military and police personnel were positioned around the churches in the metropolis, in order to forestall any form of violence.
Many residents however remained indoors for fears of possible attacks, as they prefer to pray with their family members at home to mark the resurrection of the Jesus Christ, the founder of the Christian faith.
However, thousands of refugees at the military and police barracks marked their own celebration on a sad note, as most of them could not attend church services due to the losses they suffered during the post election violence.
Many of the displaced people taking shelter at military and police barracks, are still skeptical about returning home despite appeals from the police authorities for people to go back home.
At the moment, the entire city appears calm, but with traces of apprehension, as normalcy gradually returns to the ancient city.