More than 200 Muslims protected Christians from a probable attack during Christmas celebrations in the central Nigerian city of Kaduna.
According to Nigerian media reports, more than 200 Muslim youngsters voluntarily protected Christians from a possible attack during Christmas celebrations in Kaduna. A cleric in the city, Pastor Yohanna Buru of the Christ Evangelical Church, confirmed that the Muslim youth volunteers exhibited a fine show of interfaith harmony saying,”I really appreciate their love and care.” He acknowledged and appreciated their involvement in the Christmas service.
Pastor Yohanna Buru said that the gesture was distinctively one of its kinds, followed by a tide of attacks on Christians perpetrated by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Boko Haram had in the past conducted suicide bombings on churches. He notified that the Muslim volunteers helped to protect Christians as part of sustained efforts by the Nigerian authorities to reinforce ties between the Muslim and Christian communities in the country.
The Nigerian media quotes Pastor Yohanna Buru as expressing his happiness at the gesture. He said that it was a proof that peace would last between the two religions in the region. At this occasion he expressed hope that other states in Nigeria would follow such gestures.