Daily Trust (Abuja)

2 August 2012

Nigeria: Christians, Muslims Break Fast Together in Abaji

Christians Sunday evening joined Muslims to break their fast in Abaji Area Council, during an Iftar session organized by the council's Chairman, Alhaji Yahaya Musa Muhammad.

The session which witnessed a large turnout of people, also had in attendance the Chief Imam of Abaji town, Ustaz Bala Usman, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the council, Pastor Paul Luka and former chairmen of the council, among others.

Pastor Paul Luka of CAN used the medium to commend the council chairman for creating a forum where Christians and Muslims can come together for peace and harmony.

CAN officials during the session prayed for peace and stability of the country.

Chief Imam of Abaji, Ustaz Bala Usman and the Agyana of the village, both called on Muslims in the area to live in peace and use the Holy month to seek Allah's forgiveness and obey constituted authorities.

Earlier in his speech, Chairman of Abaji Area Council urged leaders of both religions in the council to ensure mutual understanding and peaceful co-existence among their members.

He used the medium to tell people in the area to report any suspicious acts to security agencies immediately.

He said whenever there is peace in a community; government can focus more on developmental projects there.

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