President Muhammadu Buhari has urged religious and traditional leaders to do more in promoting peaceful co-existence in Nigeria.
The president appealed, when he received leaders of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN), led by Rev Dr Dachollom Datiri at the State House, on Tuesday, in Abuja.
Buhari similarly appealed with Nigerians to learn to live together in peace and harmony and persevere one another.
President Buhari, who noted the important role religious leaders’ play in fostering peace, praised the Plateau State Imam for risking his life to save hundreds of Christian families fleeing attacks.
Do More, To Promote Peaceful Co-existence Buhari Urge Traditional Leaders.
In his words:
“As an organised institution (COCIN), I have no reason to doubt your report on the atrocities being committed in your communities including the killing of Idris Alkali, a retired Maj.-Gen., the dumping of his car into a pond and the body of the deceased thrown into a disused well.
“The communities (in Plateau) have lived long enough to know that there is nothing they can do without each other than to live together in harmony. “As leaders, we must persuade the upcoming generation, using every channel particularly the educational institutions to live together with our neighbours.’’