Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the Christian Community in Kaduna State yesterday vowed to ensure that the principle of peaceful coexistence is established.
The two groups agreed on this after the IMN members visited some churches to join them in the Christmas celebration.
The Shi’ites who were at the ECWA Church Marafa Estate, said Islam is a religion of peace and living in peace with one’s neighbours is one of the directives of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
The leader of the team, Dr. Shuaibu Musa said, “We are here to merry with you on the birth of he whose return has been foretold by our Prophet to herald the appearance of the awaited one, Imam Mahdi… Our leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky showed us that Christians are not our enemy but our brothers and neighbours.
“Together we can champion unity among all religious people and take unified stance against aggressive leaders. The Church should join the struggle against oppressors and tyrants.”
In his remark, Rev. Sule Mashan called for understanding among Muslims and Christians.
The group then proceeded to Christ Evangelical and life Intercessory Ministry Sabon Tasha in Chikun local government area where they continued the celebration.
They were joined by other Muslims from Katsina, Kano, Zamfara and Sokoto states.
The General Overseer of the Ministry, Pastor Yohanna Buru and his counterpart, Sheikh Halliru Marayu said Nigerians must team up and unite the country, stressing the need for forgiveness among Nigerians.