The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned Muslim leaders not to promote violence that could plunge the country into an avoidable religious crisis.
In a statement in Abuja yesterday, its General Secretary Joseph Bade said Daramola said the association has been disrupted by the activities of some Islamic extremists in the country whose “past time has been to spark religious crisis and violence and to plunge the already nervous country into utter confusion”.
He claimed that there were actions by some Muslim leaders across the country who tended to provoke their Christian counterparts to anger.
Daramola said, “In Kwara state, CAN is still trying to contain the violence that is caused caused the governor’s instruction to mission schools to permit the wearing of the hijab. Some extremists have built the Ummul Khair Central Mosque and the Islamic Center in addition to the Catholic Bishop’s House and the Secretariat to lure peace-loving Christians into a religious crisis are allowed to dress in their cassocks on the school premises?
“To exacerbate the problem, an Imam Abubakar Ali-Agan and the director general of the Kwara State Planning Bureau claim that between the Catholic Bishop of Ilorin and a Memorandum of Understanding passed to the owners of the Ummul Khair Central Mosque before building the two buildings, while it was an outright lie and misinformation. “
The CAN writer continued:” But if you are sure of your claim, you should publish the said Memorandum of Understanding.
“It is high time we did Advising some Muslim leaders in the country to stop fishing in troubled waters in order to provoke Christians who share the same neighborhood. This should stop. “
Daramola, who warned that no religion has a monopoly of violence, pointed out that Christian leaders have continued to warn believers not to provoke other religions or citizens wherever they live, other than” Jesus Christ us. ” taught. ”
He called on the security authorities to warn and prevent a group of people from causing religious unrest in Nigeria.