Muslims Celebrating Christmas Outnumbered Christians in a Church
As part of the Christmas celebration, huge number of Muslim faiths trooped to Christ’s Evangelical and Life Intervention Church at Gbagyi Villa in Sabo Tasha of Kaduna
Some of the Moslems who visited the Church to celebrate with their Christian brethren came from different backgrounds and from different States of the North such as Katsina, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto and Plateau.
They also includes Islamic Scholars, traditional title holders, ambassadors, women and children
It was also observed that the number of Muslims in the Church far outstrips the Christians, a development that many says would enhance more unity and peace .
According to the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Yohanna Buru,
‘Every year muslims from various states of northern Nigeria do usually comes to the church and celebrate Christmas with us
“Despite the outbreak of Corona-virus pandemic and economic recession, muslims in large number visited the church and join us to celebrate the Christmas service in order foster peace and unity.
Buru further explained that ,
” This year Christmas sermon was focus on religious tolerance,forgiveness, better understanding ,peace ,love and unity among Nigerians ,and the need for both Muslims and Christians clerics to be more committed through prayers for the nation for peace stability and the progress of the country;
The host further commended the massive turnout of Muslims at this year’s Christmas.
“we are happy seeing our brothers and sister joining us in todays Christmas service,and this show clearly that peace and unity is gradually coming back to the region after series of set back as a result of ethno-religious,political killing that brought so many backward to the entire 19 northern states of region”
“we must join hands together and pray to almighty God to Bring an end to Corruption, Banditry, Terrorism, Robbery, kidnapping and unnecessary killing of human being in the region”
“Our education ,Agriculture,health, and economy is facing a serios backwardness due to insecurity challenges bedeviling peace stability in the entire region”
In his own response, Sheik Abdullahi Muddars urged all to pray for Nigeria.
“we must pray for peace and unity of the nation,while calling on youth to also donate their quarter in peace building’.
Another muslim Cleric that Mallam Ahmed Bello also enjoined both Christians Abd Muslims to imbibe the spriti of friendship as they join hands to pray for Nigeria.
He said Christians are our brother ,there fore we must celebrate the birth of our prophet Jesus
This is a season of promoting peace and unity that is why we are here to celebrate with our brothers
Also in his closing remark and felicitation the traditional title holders of kurmin mashi-kaduna state, Mallam Rabo Abdullahi says We must be grateful to almighyty God for granting us with the opportunity to be here today for Christmas celebration
He called on both muslim and christains to be peace ambassador in order to promote peace stability in the country
While wishing every one safe journing back home,he equally called on muslims and Christians to pray to Nigerian army on peace mission all over the world