Suswam breaks fast with Muslims
Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam has enjoined Muslims to pray for the peace and unity.
The governors joined Benue Muslims community to break the fast at the banquet hall of Government House of Makurdi yesterday.
Suswam said fasting is a period of prayer and whatever the Muslims asked, God would grant them.
“I urge you to pray for the peace and unity of the nation at this time of security challenges,” he said.
He said Islam is a religion of peace and should not be used to create confusion.
“We are not in the position to determine why we are Christians and Muslims but we should accept the will of God and lived together irrespective of tribe and religion,” he said.
He reiterated the call for the release of the abducted Chibok girls.
The state Chief Imam Umar Shaibu, said fasting is prescribed for Muslims so that they would be righteous.
“Islam means peace and total submission to God, and does not condone violence, oppression and unlawful killings,” Imam Umar said.
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