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Meet Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza, The Bishop That Built A Mosque For The Muslim IDPs In Yola

Stephen Dami Mamza was born 30 November 1969 in Bazza, Adamawa State, Northeast Nigeria. Reverend Mamza was ordained to the priesthood on 13 April 1996. He was appointed Bishop Of The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Yola and ordained as Bishop on 7 April 2011. Recently, the Bishop built a mosque for the Muslims IDPs in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, but this action by the Bishop has been opposed bitterly by many Christians. The Reverend insisted that there should be unity among Christians and Muslims in the country.

According to the Bishop, they didn't discriminate against anyone when he and other members of the church played host to the IDPs in the first place. Bishop Mamza revealed that majority of the IDPs in the camp were Christians, but he finds out that there was quite number of Muslim faithfuls among them. His actions were opposed looking at how the Boko Haram Insurgents were the reason this Muslim were in the IDP camp, and they are also Muslims, but chose to also displaced their Muslim fellows. 

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Adamawa State IDPs Muslims Northeast Nigeria Stephen Dami Mamza


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