Borno Christians, Muslims Dazzles Zulum Over Peace, Despite Terrorism
The peaceful coexistence of Christians and Muslims has dazzled Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state; despite over a decade long Boko Haram terrorism.
Zulum expressed his appreciation at the weekend in Maiduguri to mark Easter celebration in the state.
According to him; “I’m proud of Christians and Muslims for maintaining peaceful coexistence in all the 27 Local Government Areas,” noting that this was despite of the tough situations since the 2009 insurgency that claimed many lives and property.
He said the insurgents have destroyed many places of worship in Maiduguri metropolis and other council areas of the state.
While reflecting on Easter, he said: “Easter season calls for deep and shared reflection on our lives in general.
“It should remind us of not just the challenges we continually face since 2009, but be grateful for some of the accomplishments we have made together as citizens,”
He said that the Christian and Muslim communities and other stakeholders have equal stakes to contribute in the Borno project.
According to him, the accomplishment recorded in state; was the peaceful co-existence between Muslims and Christians in all the council areas.
He noted that this was achieved; despite all manners of inciting tactics deployed by those who attempted to knock people’s heads.
While commending traditional and religious leaders, he said: “You’re role models for the younger ones, particularly the youths. I’m proud of the religious peace we have among the two faiths.
He therefore urged the people to continue do whatever they can to “nurture, preserve and sustain” harmonious peaceful coexistence among various communities.
Government, according to him, is committed to sustain that bond of peace in all communities across the state.
He assured that; “We’re determined and more than ever before to continue work behind the scene to end terrorism for peace.”
Continuing, he said: “I salute all our armed forces, the multinational joint task force, and our volunteers in the civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes, for all the sacrifices towards finding peace in Borno.
“I urge all of us never to relent, and to always take steps ahead of the insurgents in both our preventive and responsive approaches.
“May God grant us enduring peace in Borno, other parts of the northeast and Nigeria.”