Zamfara: Police debunk alleged conversion of Muslims to Christianity


Zamfara State Police Command has debunked claims in an audio clip in circulation about the conversion of Muslims to Christianity by employees of a good supplements company.

It said it had investigated the claims that the employees of Neolife were using their sales interactions with the people to discreetly urge them to convert from Islam to Christianity.

A statement by the command’s spokesman, SP Mohammed Shehu, reads: “Zamfara State Police Command wishes to inform members of the public that, 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 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 crises in the state.

“The investigation carried out so far by the Police and other security Agencies including the undercover Agency has 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. However, investigation is in progress, the Command calls on the audio maker and any person or group who has facts or evidences to come to the police command Headquarters so as to assist the police in the investigation.

“The command further warns against rumor mongering as it will not hesitate to deal decisively with anybody whose action or inaction intends to breach the relative peace currently been enjoyed in the state.”