A team of Fulani men, under the umbrella body of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), on Sunday attended Sunday worship with Christian brethren at Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna.
This effort, according to the leader of the delegation, who is also the Assistant National Secretary of MACBAN, Ibrahim Abdullahi, was geared towards encouraging and strengthening peaceful coexistence and tolerance in the state.
Abdullahi noted that, to achieve peace, there is need for them to sit with all stakeholders, in order to come up with ways that can help government to achieve a lasting solution to crisis in the state, especially in Southern Kaduna.
He added that, “We must together stand as one brothers and sisters in the region, irrespective of our religious, cultural and ethnic differences. We must bring to an end the continuous killing of innocent citizens, and the destruction of properties worth millions, which is setting our region backward day-by-day.
“We truly visited the church today so as to mix and interact with our brothers and sisters of southern Kaduna to let them know that the problem of insecurity that is affecting the region is also affecting the Nomad’s children and their future; therefore, everyone must contribute his/her own quota, in order to overcome the challenges,” he said.
Also speaking, the State Chairman of MACBAN, Haruna Usman, expressed happiness over the increased peace in the state, adding that, there is the need for government at all levels to redouble their effort towards restoring absolute peace in southern Kaduna.
While calling on government to create more interfaith dialogue between the two major religions in the country to promote peace and unity among all, Usman however, called on Nigerians not to relent in praying for the peace of the region and country as a whole.
In his remarks, the general overseer of Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry, Pastor Yohanna Buru, thanked the Fulani group for their effort in promoting peace and dialogue, saying, their coming to church does not make them Christians, but rather a part of peace mission in inter-faith activities.
Pastor Buru, however, called on both Muslims and Christians to unite and fight their common enemies, who are benefitting from the crisis, and continue to pray for God’s intervention.