Muslim Groups Protect Christian Churches In Nigeria

Source: By Liz Leslie – Muslim Voices Nigeria

Groups of young Nigerians, made up largely of Muslims, protected churches in Minna Sunday during services to show interfaith unity.

The Concerned Minna Residents also gathered in order to protest a fuel subsidy put in place by president Goodluck Jonathan.

“In this struggle, we are determined to make sure that the removal of fuel subsidy will not stay; we want to send a signal – by coming here to protect our Christians friends and to show that we are one and our Christian brothers will do same on Friday,” leader of the group Awaal Gata said.

“Security is the responsibility of every citizen,” he added.


Some youths, mainly Muslim faithful, organised themselves into groups yesterday to guard worshippers in some churches in parts of Minna, Niger State capital, as part of a solidarity gesture against the removal of oil subsidy.


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