A source in Ungwar Sarkin Musulmi, which houses
the famous Sultan Bello Mosque, has disclosed that about 50 Christian
young men last night stormed the mosque and in furtherance of the Muslim
Ramadan, broke the Ramadan fast with Muslim youths as part of ongoing
efforts to strengthen unity, peace and coexistence between both faiths
in the troubled State.
The source said that there was consternation when the Christians
arrived premises of the Mosque and proceeded to meet their hosts,and
after exchanging pleasantries participated in ending the Ramadan fasting
for the day as Muslims in the Mosque watched….Thats the Nigeria we want….Continue.
The leader of the Christians, Obadiah Dijji, according to the source
said that they decided to visit the historic 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,
this is historic this is Sultan Bello where Sir Ahmadu Bello prayed and
he was a good man who preached peace. This is where late Sheik Abubakar
Gumi preached until his death.
We are here for peace and may God give Nigeria peace.”
It would be recalled that on June 17, a series of crises erupted in
the state when suicide bombers attacked Churches in Zaria and Kaduna
town. The Boko Haram sect claimed responsibility for the bombings. The
attack led to irate Christian youths attacking Muslims, and after two
days, the Muslims also retaliated in areas where they are dominant.
Dijji also said that the Muslim youths have paid a similar
solidarity visit to Christians at the Christian Association of Nigeria