The sudden appearance of a strange cross about 5feet from a central mosque on Saturday has thrown residents of Assakio Development Area in Lafia, Nasarawa State into confusion.
The mysterious sighting attracted a mammoth crowd from Assakio and its environs with many praying for forgiveness and blessings.
It was observed that the illuminated cross was projected on to the ground. The cross was first sighted by a 15 year-old-girl, Hajara Hussaini , at about 8pm on Wednesday.
Hussaini, was sent on an errand by her parents, but when she saw a strange light, she was gripped by fear and rushed back home to alert her mother, Matan Liman. Her mum Matan confirmed her daughter saw the crucifix while returning from the errand.
The Chief Imam of Assakio Central Mosque, Muhammed Iliyasu, who confirmed the incident said the appearance of the cross within the premises of the mosque was a revelation from God, affirming that “Jesus is also a prophet of God.”
Rev. Micheal Dogo of the Evangelical Reform Church of Christ, Assakio who also confirmed the incident described the appearance of the cross as a sign of reconciliation in the community. Other eyewitnesses at the scene of the sighting, expressed fear and bewilderment, with some even claiming to have been healed after visiting the cross.
An Enugu State native, Grace Eze, who resides in the Ashige area of the community, added that she got healed after visiting the scene of the cross.