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Kaduna : Clerics alert over circulation of text messages

Kaduna—The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, on Saturday in Kaduna raised alarm over the circulation of “short text hate messages, SMS’’.

Rev. Joseph Hayab, CAN Secretary and Alhaji Ja’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 “as they are poisoned’’.

Another one read “Governor Jonah Jang has ordered the stoppage of water supply to Muslim dominated areas in Jos’’.
Hayab urged Christian clerics to use Sunday sermons to sensitise their members on the need for peaceful co-existence in the state.


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