Christian, Muslim Leaders Warn against Secession, Violence

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Paul Obi in Abuja

Christian and Muslim leaders in Abuja Friday warned against any plan for secession that will separate any part of the country from Nigeria.

The warning was handed down during a ceremony where Christian and Muslim leaders broke their fast at the National Mosque, Abuja.

The leaders also cautioned against the orgy of violence that has engulfed the country in recent times, ranging from Boko Haram terrorism, herdsmen and locals clashes, kidnapping and militancy in some parts of the country.

Speaking at the event, President of the Niger Delta Bishops and Ministers Forum, Dr Julius Ediwe, warned that God will hold religious leaders responsible if Nigeria is divided.

Ediwe made the assertion when he led a delegation to pay a courtesy call on the Executive Secretary, Abuja National Mosque Management Board, Alhaji Ibrahim Jega, in Abuja.

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