Yesterday, about 150 Muslim youths as well as Imams yesterday worshipped with their Christian brethren during Christmas service in Kaduna to strengthen peace, unity and religious tolerance in the state.
According to the the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Pastor Yohanna Buru, the general overseer of Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry led the service in Kaduna.
“I am very happy with what I witnessed today; It is a very special day to all Christians all over the world, it is surprising to see that not only Christians came to worship with us today.“We have large numbers of Muslim youths and traditional title holders who joined us in prayer; this is a clear fact that Nigerians can really be their brothers’ keepers; it is amazing.
“We all must remember that we are from same parents (Adam and Eve) and we all worship one God.’’Among the traditional title holders at the prayer session were Alhaji Ahmed idris, the Chika Soran Zazzau and Hakimin Unguwar Ma’a’zu, who led a team of some Muslims to the pastor’s house to congratulate him and wish Christians a Merry Christmas and happy New Year in advance.
Idris told Pastor Buru that
“we are here to join our Christian brothers in prayers and to let you know that Muslims also love Jesus Christ.
“We want to enlighten you and to let you know that in Islam, whoever does not believe in Jesus Christ is not a true believer.
“We all must realise that we are from same parents and we all worship one God and we must know that there is no need for misunderstanding because we are one.’’