About 50 Christian youths were on Saturday invited to Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna for the Ramadan breakfast with Muslim youths as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen unity, peace and coexistence between both faiths in the country.
The leader of the Christians, Obadiah Dijji, said they decided to visit the mosque and break fast with their Muslim friends due to many reasons.
He said, “Christianity is not a violent religion and does not teach hate and restiveness, and it is in that regard that we are here. Again, the Sultan Bello mosque is historic because this is where Sir Ahmadu Bello prayed and he was a good man who preached peace. This is also where late Sheik Abubakar Gumi preached until his death."
“We are here for peace and may God give Nigeria peace.”
Reacting, Nurain Ashafa of the Inter-Faith Mediation Centre in Kaduna said the invitation was part a move by Muslims to strengthen peaceful co-existence with Christians.