Some Christians in Kachia Municipality, Kaduna State, joined Muslims to clear the grass at a mosque used for Eid prayers during Sallah.
Mr . Daniel Bitrus, team leader of the volunteers who joined their Muslim colleagues in the exercise, said they did it to promote tolerance and religious harmony.
Together they cleared the grass and were assigned to clean up rubbish around the mosque grounds.
Bitrus said the exercise lasted two days.
“We have come here to support our brothers in mowing the grass and also cleaning up the dirt in the mosque and its surroundings with the aim of promoting peace and unity,” he said.
“The exercise, which lasted two days (Saturday and Sunday), enabled many Christians and Muslims to engage in dialogue, friendly exchanges and talk about better ways to promote religious tolerance and understanding between the people Followers of the two religions.
“We hope to continue this every year to promote religious tolerance in the region.”
Response, Secreta ry, Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Mallam Ibrahim Tasiu, Kachia chapter, expressed his Pleased with the large turnout of Christians during the exercise.
He announced that the Christian youths arrived at the Eid site for the exercise before the Muslims arrived.
He commended the gesture, noting that it was the first of its kind in the history of that part of southern Kaduna which has experienced an ethno-religious crisis.
Ibrahim called on Muslims and Christians to live in peace and harmony.