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Plateau Inter-Religious Council condemns Bauchi mayhem

By Taye Obateru

Jos — The Plateau State Inter-Religious Council for Peace and Harmony, PIRPCH, has condemned the recent religious crisis in Bauchi, warning against hiding behind religion to perpetrate evil.

The committee rose from a meeting yesterday advising adherents of various religions to live in accordance with the teachings of the holy books and allow peace to reign.

Briefing journalists after the meeting, co-Chairman of the council and Emir of Wase, Dr. Haruna Abdullahi condemned the use of religion for negative purposes such as taking the lives of fellow human beings.

The council warned against inciting preaching by some religious leaders, urging Christians and Muslims to be their brothers’ keepers in line with the teaching of both religions.

It said it was unaware of the planned attack on some churches raised by the state chapter of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria but urged the people to remain calm and avoid any act capable of breaching the peace.

However, it commended the security measures put in place by the state government and security agencies, expressing confidence that they were sufficient to guarantee peace in the state.


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