The Ahmadiyya Muslim jamaat Nigeria has demanded for urgent enquiry into the killing of three Ahmadiyya females including an eight month old infant in an arson attack in Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan in the last day of Ramadan.
The Islamic community also called for due punishment of the culprits of the arson to serve as deterrent to others.
According to the spokesman of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Gujranwala, Punjab, Saleemuddin, eight homes and four shops were also looted and set ablaze by mob in the presence of the police.
The victims were: Mrs Bushra Bibi and her two grand-daughters aged seven years and eight months old. Furthermore , Mrs Mubashara Bibi, who was seven months pregnant, suffered a miscarriage. Eight others, mostly women and children are being treated for burns.
Those who met their untimely death were killed when extremists set fire to Ahmadi homes in Gujranwala whilst local police stood by and watched.
In a press statement from the Ahmadiyya Foreign Mission Office, Rabwa, Pakistan, anti-Ahmadi extremists attacked Ahmadi homes on the false pretext that an Ahmadi youth had defaced a picture of the Sacred Mosque in Makkah on Face Book.
The violent mob attacked Ahmadi homes and shops, ransacked and looted them, and set them on fire. Nearly half of the homes in this neighborhood were set ablaze. Fire brigade and ambulances were denied access to rescue the victims .
Gujranwala is the city where more Ahmadis muslims were concentrated in Pakistan, where more people were killed in the anti-Ahmadi riots in 1974. Over 244 Ahmadiyya Muslims have been killed, out of which nine occurred this year in over 30 years of state sponsored persecution by the Pakistani government.