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General News of Monday, 26 December 2022


Shiite Muslims storm popular Kaduna church on Christmas Day

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Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) who are also known as Shiites joined the Christian community in Zaria, Kaduna state to celebrate Christmas Day.

According to Legit, members of the group attended the prayer session held at the
Church of Brethren in Nigeria (Ekkelisiyar `Yan Uwa Ta Nigeria), Samaru, Sabon Gari, Zaria, Kaduna state, on Sunday, December 25.

The Cable reported that they shared gifts to the church as a sign of good faith.

The leader of the group, Isah Mshelgaru, who spoke after the service, gave reasons for their presence in the church. According to him, it was a sign of love and efforts to boost religious tolerance between the two faiths.

He said they also wanted to join Christians in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Mshelgaru stated. “Islam says if someone is not your brother in faith, he is your brother in humanity and we share this humanity with everybody, either Muslim, Christian or whatever."

The leader of the group added that it is important for all to work together, especially at a time the country is facing multiple security challenges.

Also speaking, Rev. Tijjani Chindo, the resident pastor of EYN Church, Samaru, Zaria, noted that the Muslims were received with joy, Vanguard reports. He made an appeal for the gesture to be replication across the country.