Thursday, February 15, 2007

Sultan Assures Christians of Safety
The Tide News (Nigeria)

Sultan assures Christians of safety
• Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has assured Christians in the state of safety and religious tolerance.

The assurance was contained in a statement issued Sunday in Abuja on the Sultan’s visit to the Primate of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion), Most Revd. Peter Akinola.

Abubakar recalled that as a student at the Nigerian Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, near Jos, he worked on a project on the promotion of Christian/ Muslim relationship.

He promised to make a copy of the study available to the Church.

I have told Christians in the state that whenever they are attacked, they should run to the palace. I will stand between them and whosoever wants to attack them,” he said.

The statement quoted the primate as expressing appreciation to the Sultan and urged him to be a father of all in the state.

He stressed the need for religious tolerance and mutual respect by the faithful of the two religions to ensure national unity and progress.

[Editor: There is much violence between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria. +1 for religious tolerance.]

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