No fewer than 500 Muslims stormed Pastor Yohanna Buru’s residence in Kaduna State to join Christians during the Christmas celebrations as a way of fostering peace and harmony in the state. The Muslim faithful, including youths, imams, women, NGOs and traditional title rulers , were drawn from various states in the North and neighbouring countries. Their coming together was aimed at strengthening peace, unity and religious tolerance in Kaduna State and the country at large. Buru, the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, led the prayers at the occasion. He offered special prayers for the promotion of peaceful co-existence among different faith organisations in the state.
It is also aimed at shunning ethno-religious and political differences affecting the state for decades,’’ the cleric said. In his sermon, he stressed the importance of promoting peaceful co-existence amongst different faithful in Africa so as to strengthen better understanding in order to live in peace and harmony. “We are using the Yuletide season to unite Muslims and Christians across the Nation.
My house has been occupied with Muslims and Christians alike, today I am the happiest person on earth. “Am pleading with Muslims and Christians across the globe to use the season in promoting peace and unity. “We have counted over 500 Muslims that joined us in the Christmas service at my home today,” he said.
The clergyman expressed satisfaction over the large number of Muslims who attended the service. “We all must remember that we are from same parents (Adam and Eve) and we all worship one God. He said.