Kadunaâ€”The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and Jamaâ€™atu Nasril Islam, JNI, on Saturday in Kaduna raised alarm over the circulation of â€œshort text hate messages, SMSâ€™â€™.
Rev. Joseph Hayab, CAN Secretary and Alhaji Jaâ€™afaru Makarfi, JNI Chairman, at a joint news conference, appealed to citizens of the state to ignore the SMS and go about their normal business.
The two religious leaders said they were alerted about the message by security agencies and that it was circulated with the intention of stirring hatred and cause mistrust among members of the two religions.
According to them, one of the messages from an anonymous member of the public, warned Christians not to buy food from Muslims â€œas they are poisonedâ€™â€™.
Another one read â€œGovernor Jonah Jang has ordered the stoppage of water supply to Muslim dominated areas in Josâ€™â€™.
Hayab urged Christian clerics to use Sunday sermons to sensitise their members on the need for peaceful co-existence in the state.