Strength, they say, is in unity.
This is what prompted more than 200 Muslim youth volunteers to have singled themselves out to protect Christians during this year's Christmas celebration. The church services which was organised to celebrate this year’s Christmas in Kaduna, was protected by 200 Muslim Youths.
According to Vanguard, a pastor, Pastor Yohanna Buru who is a cleric of Christ Evangelical Church, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna South, disclosed this in an interview with pressmen in Kaduna. Buru confirmed that over 200 Muslims were at his church to help protect the faithful from any attack during the church service.
The cleric who is still overwhelmed by the gesture of love and care shown to the faithfuls by the Muslim youths made it known that he really appreciate their love, care and support. He also made it known that the feat is the first of its kind after the series of crises that rocked the state in recent past.
The pastor said the essence of that was to protect the Christian worshipers as part of effort to strengthen peaceful co-existence between Muslims and Christians in the state. He also expressed happiness over the protection given to them by the Muslim brothers.
Noting that the initiative was an indication that peace has come to stay in the state, Buru said the measure will strengthen a lasting peace between the two religions.
He also prayed God to continue to bring about peace in the country the country, praying that other citizens would emulate the gesture.He urged Nigerians to learn to live in peace with one another irrespective of ethnic or religious differences.
The cleric said that peace was a major panacea to the positive development of any nation.