Muslims and Christians have no reasons to fight each other, northern elders insist

Muslims and Christians have no reasons to fight each other, northern elders insist

- Nigerians have been urged to stop making comments that can cause fear and anger

- The call was made by the Northern Elders Forum through Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

- According to the group, those behind this are mischief makers and subversives with bad intentions

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Some people with ulterior motives are making comments that can destabilise the country according to the Northern Elders Forum (NEF).

Specifically, the forum said the individuals are making disturbing comments with religious undertones.

It said these comments are capable of causing anger and fear in the public domain.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Forum’s Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, This Day reports.

The forum consequently called on Nigerians to be wary of mischief-makers.

He said:

“Northern Elders Forum (NEF) is concerned over disturbing comments with distinctly religious undertones which are causing anger and fear in the public domain."

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Going further, he urged the government to look into reasons that can be exploited to engineer religious conflicts in the country and deal with them decisively.

It added that Muslims and Christians have no reasons to fight each other.

Meanwhile, had reported that Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah has come under serious attack for speaking against the government President Muhammadu Buhari in his Christmas message.

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) faulted the cleric for suggesting that the president be removed through an undemocratic process.

Kukah, in reaction to the spate of attacks and killings in the country, had said if it was non-Northern Muslim that was president and had done a fraction of what Buhari has done, a military coup would have been carried out long ago. had also reported that the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) faulted Nigeria's information minister, Lai Mohammed, for accusing Bishop Kukah of plotting President Buhari’s removal.

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According to the group, Kukah did not in any way suggest that a democratically constituted government be overthrown violently.

The minister had stated that it is unbefitting of religious leaders to fan the embers of disunity and hatred.

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