Governments at all levels have been called upon to hastily address the problem between Farmers and Herdsmen as well as cattle rustling in the country for the purpose of peaceful coexistence.
The Agom Adara, Dr Maiwada Galadima made the call when Global Peace Foundation Nigeria a Non-Governmental Organisation, visited Kachia on Monday 22/08/2016 in continuation of its ‘One Family Under God’ sensitization campaign held at the old Palace of the chiefdom in Kachia town.
Dr Maiwada who spoke through the Wakili of Adara Mr Stephen Garba said, the area is facing a lot of security challenges that needs urgent attention.
He commended the Foundation for taking the One Family Under God campaign to his domain which he noted will increase the bond of trust between the different faiths in the area and improve the socio – economic growth.
Also speaking in Kagarko, the Chief of Kagarko, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, called for the inclusion of more youths and women in the campaign to achieve the maximum result.
He also commended GPFN for its foresight in promoting mutual respect and building trust amongst followers of the two major faiths in the country and called for its sustenance.
A statement issued on Sunday and signed by Mr Richard Pius Garba, Media and Communication Officer GPFN, said the Northern Co-coordinators of Global Peace Foundation Nigeria, Rev. Joseph John Hayab and Sheikh Halliru Abdullahi Maraya identified selfishness and illiteracy as the two major causes of violence or crisis in any society, hence, ‘One Family Under God’ Campaign quest to further enlighten the people on the dangers of religious crisis and to take ownership of the process.
They urged people to always disregard sentiment in their dealings with each other and to respect their differences because that is the only thing that guarantees peaceful coexistence.
The Northern Co-coordinators emphasised the need for humans to appreciate the fact that, both religions (Islam and Christianity) acknowledges Adam and Eve as the first human creatures, which explains that we are all members of the same ancestral parents in the eyes of God.
They however, stressed that God in His wisdom has a purpose of making us belong to different religious belief and groups so that we may live together and respect each other’s differences.
Speaking separately in Kagarko community, Rev. Mathias Yohanna, Abdullahi Aliyu, Garba Abubakar and Rifkatu Zomo called on parents to always watch the kind of friends their children associate with for proper upbringing.
While in Kachia community, Mrs Elizabeth Kahuwai, Rev. Fr. Dennis Hussaini Dabo, Musa Usman Garba, Abdulkadir Jibril and Sabiu Suleiman pledged to take the campaign to their immediate communities to achieve the best result.
Source : Elanza News