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.]