By ibrahima Yakubu

NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: A renowned  Muslim Cleric Sheick  Dahiru Usman Bauchi has decried  increased in the rate of killings across the country as he called on government to take pro-active measures towards bringing to an end to the general insecurity challenges affecting the nation .

The Islamic Scholar made the call when a team of northern Nigeria Christians visited him at home for Ramadan iftar -break fast which is aimed at promoting peace and unity among Nigerians. 

He expressed happiness for the visit while thanking  Christians from the  various northern states for promoting peace and unity in the country 

Sheick Bauchi emphasized the need for more prayers  in the land for Nigeria to overcome the current insecurity challenges .

While calling on leaders to remember the judgement day, he urged Muslim and Christians to always live in peace and harmony 

Earlier in his remarks, the leader of the delegation of christian clerics from some part of 19 northern states of Nigeria under the leadership of Pastor Yohanna Buru said,  the aim of joining other Muslim Scholars In Breaking Ramadan iftar breakfast together is to strengthen Christian -Muslim relationship and promote better understanding among different faith based organizations.  

According to Pastor Yohanna Buru, the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, Sabon Tasha, kaduna, they came to break fast 

 with their Muslim counterparts at the residence of a renowned Islamic Scholar, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi this evening to enhance good relationship. 

While stressing that for the past 11 years  they have taken peace campaigns during iftar to mix and interact with most  Nigerian Islamic scholars, including the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad , Sheikh Ibrahim Yakub elzazzaky, sheikh Dahiru Bauchi ,Sheick Salihu mai-barota, Sheick Mohammed ibn Abdul of Niger State, as well as to some neighbouring African countries like Niger-republic and Benin –republics, with the aim of preaching and promoting peace and unity during iftar.

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Buru pointed that Ramadan Iftar provides Golden opportunity for Christians to interract with Muslims and promote better understanding among the adherence of the two religions

The leader of the Christian delegation said the event which was the 11th was also meant to promote interreligious relations, dialogue, peace, unity, forgiveness and tolerance among adherence of the two religions .

“We are doing this to enhance unity, promote inter religious harmony and to avoid all forms of ethno religious, political and communal crises bedevilling peace stability in the region ”.

we have been coming for many years with our  Reverends, Pastors, Evangelists and church elders to meet and interact with top muslim scholars for the breaking of Ramadan fast for peace and unity” Buru reemphasized.

Adding that, this year’s Ramadan comes amids high cost of food stuffs in the markets, general insecurity challenges and  tensions due to terrorism, banditry and kidnapping in the region, hence the need to join hands towards calling on all Nigerians to emback on ceaseless prayer for God intervention to bring an end to instability affecting all nations. 

” we must remember that we are one family under God “

“we both have holy books from one God “

“we are children of Adam and eve, we have many things similar “he added


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