Religious Crisis: Muslim Kaduna Monarchs Join Christians In Church For Peace

Religious Crisis: Muslim Kaduna Monarchs Join Christians In Church For Peace

by Victor Ndubuisi

Prior to the 2023 general elections, Muslim leaders and traditional chiefs in Kaduna State joined worshippers at the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Gospel Church on Lemu Road on Sunday in an effort to build interreligious cooperation.

Senator Haruna Azee Zego, chair of the church’s community relations committee, praised the Muslim invitees for honoring their commitment to visiting the church and explained that the church had issued an offer to Muslims living in their host community to worship alongside them.

“Their attendance was at the instance of the church in her efforts at strengthening religious harmony and peaceful coexistence among all, regardless of religious differences.”

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“Some of the Muslims who attended the church service were Nigeriens living within and around the community where the church is located,” he said.


The District Head of Barnawa Alhaji Kabiru Zubairu, the Wakilin Shehu Borno, HRH Bata Madaki Auta, and Sarkin Dutse Alhaji Shuaibu Balarebe Abdullahi were among the traditional leaders who attended the Sunday Service.

Sheihk Dahiru Abdullahi, Sheihk Dr. Hamisu Ya’u, and Sheihk Shehu Ayotola were among the Muslim leaders who spoke at the church about peaceful and religious coexistence. They all agreed that there is absolutely no justification for Christians and Muslims to fight instead of standing up for one another.

“You cannot be said to be a good Muslim if you don’t like your Christain neighbours and vice versa,” they said.

‘We should join hands and bring back the good old days where Christians relate with Muslims as brothers and vice versa.

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“Muslims and Christians are twins, Christianity and Islam has not changed but Christians and Muslims have changed and people have succeeded to divide the two religion for their selfish gains.”

“We must return to olden days where Christains and Muslims see each other as brothers,” they said.


Sheihk Dr. Ya’u, the Executive Secretary Sultan Bello mosque said that “the devil is our common problem and we must all unite to fight the devil.”

” Humanity should be respected above religion and we should accept each other the way we are”.

” We must love one another and not allow politicians to play with our intelligence because the present political dispensation could cause Nigeria alot of problem.We must not allow politicians to use our heads, We must unite together as one and allow politicians to do their things,” he said.


Wakilin Shehu Borno, the district head of Barnawa, and the Sarkin Dutse all praised ECWA for the commendable action and urged other churches and Islamic organizations to imitate the peace advocacy.

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Mr. Zak Bungwon, the preacher, stated during the Sunday sermon that the majority of crises are caused by a lack of fellowship. He urged Christians and Muslims to concentrate on their shared values rather than their differences.


He claimed that they invited Muslims to participate in their worship services as part of an annual event called Friends of the Church.

According to Rev. Joshua Anyam, Senior Pastor of the Church, the congregation is more eager than ever to interact with their neighbors, regardless of their religion, in order to foster peaceful coexistence.

” We do this annually, basically to promote religious and peaceful togetherness among ourselves, and we are thankful that whenever we call they respond in their numbers,” he said.

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The Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) represented by Mr. Reuben Buhari said “it is better we live together and survive or live apart and suffer.We must be United.”



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