Archbishop Peter Akinola, a retired Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), has urged Christians to remain peaceful and shun retaliatory attacks against their Muslims brothers.
Akinola made the plea at a thanksgiving service to mark the 80th birthday of Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte at St Cyprian Anglican Church in Port Harcourt.
He said that Christians should seek the face of God in order to overcome all challenges and persecution, adding that separation from God’s commandment leads to eternal damnation.
According to Akinola, life on earth is temporary and valuable and people should not hide under religion to commit murder.
He said that Boko Haram was not a new phenomenon, adding that the sect would soon phase out.
Meanwhile, Muslims living in Rivers State have been advised to remain peaceful and support government in its bid to fight terrorism.
Mr. Timothy Nsirim, the Chairman of Obio/Akpor local government council, made the call during a meeting with Hausa Traders Association at the council’s headquarters in Rumuodomaya.
Nsirim said the Muslim community should join forces with the government to ensure that the peaceful co-existence between Christians and Muslims was not compromised by hoodlums.
He urged them to fish out the bad eggs among them and those who would want to cause panic in the state.
Article from: Nigerian Observer