Kaduna — THE Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN) Youth Wing, has confirmed that more than 70 percent of the victims of Easter Sunday car bomb explosion in Kaduna are non-Christians.
Speaking while hosting Muslim youths at a refreshment to celebrate Easter Monday in Kaduna yesterday, chairman of the wing, Diji Haruna, called on Nigerians to inculcate the spirit of forgiveness in themselves.
He said the gathering was meant to commemorate and to celebrate Easter with 'our Muslim brothers and to have a sober reflection on what we have done against each other in the past.'
While noting that conflicts can never be resolved with violence but dialogue, Haruna rejected the act of bombing and any form of terrorism as a means of resolving grievances.
'Therefore, we are calling on all peace-loving Nigerians and those who feel there is injustice in the country to embrace dialogue.
In his remarks, leader of the JNI Youths, Muhammad Shuaibu, while expressing gratitude to their Christian brothers for hosting them on Esther, called on international media organisations to desist from reports that are capable of inciting and frustrating all efforts in returning lasting security and peaceful co-existence in the two major religions.
'We want to also join our Christian brothers to condemn any form of violence and to advice whoever is involved to have a rethink.
'In addition, we will also want to use this forum to enlighten youths to understand the difference between politics and religion,' he said.