Over 500 Muslims celebrate Christmas to promote religious tolerance in Nigeria
Hundreds of Muslims attended church in northern Kaduna state on Saturday to promote religious tolerance in Nigeria.
According to Tribune News, Pastor Yohanna Buru has been receiving Muslims in his church during Christmas church service for the past ten years.
“Over 500 Muslim from Kaduna, Kano, Zamfara, Katsina, Niger States and Abuja joined us at today’s Christmas service to promote peace and unity,” he said.
The celebration occurred amid increasing violence on Christians in these Northern states. In 2021, ICC named Nigeria as the country with the worst persecution against Christians in the world.
A Muslim scholar who attended the Christmas service, Sheikh Ahmed Rufai, told the Tribune that “every Muslim worldwide respected Jesus Christ, and coming to the church to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ makes him happier”.