The Muslims, who predominantly populate the Zongos, perceive same-sex relationships as evil, since such relationships are abhorred by the teachings of the Holy Quran.
Administering severe punishment to gays and lesbians is considered as a holy endeavor every Muslim should not shy away from undertaking.
Speaking in an interview, a local cleric, Mallam Abass Mahmud, said “Allah gets annoyed when males engage in sexual encounter and such disgusting encounter causes earthquake”.
According to him the destruction of the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by Allah was as the result of homosexuality and he called for a holy war against gays and lesbians in the country, particularly in Muslim dominated suburbs.
“Should we allow such a shame to continue in our communities against our holy teachings?” he asked. He answered that “certainly no,and we are very happy to chase away such idiots from our Zongo communities”.
Many gays including Yakubu Ahmed, Mallanfa Salifu Ibrahim and Mohammed Rabbah Abdullah, who were afraid to disclose their sexual preferences for fear of attacks, have since left their known places of abodes with their current whereabouts unknown.
Youth of such Muslim communities are known to have inaugurated special task force to fight what they commonly describe as the importation of the “whiteman’s culture”.
MallanfaSalifu Ibrahim Mohammed Rabbah Abdullah