Gov. Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna state said on Saturday that aggression was un-Islamic, just as he stressed the need for peace in the country.
Yero said this in a statement signed by his Director-General on Media and Publicity, Alhaji Ahmed Maiyaki, in his Sallah message to Muslims in the state.
“Islam is indeed a religion of peace and the true essence of the faith is to unite the entire mankind in love and harmony.
“It is therefore a duty on all Muslims to make sacrifices towards ensuring peaceful and harmonious co-existence with adherents of other faiths,’’ said the statement.
The governor, therefore, called on Muslims to sustain prayers and to be genuinely committed towards resolving the current state of insecurity plaguing the nation.
He further reiterated the commitment of the state government towards promoting peaceful coexistence.
Yero enjoined the people to continue to live in peace and unity irrespective of ethno-religious differences.
“I also urge all Muslims to use the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr to extend hands of friendship to people of other faiths.”
He said it is in line with the divine injunction to be good to others; as well as the practice of the Prophet of Peace, who showed love and mercy to all irrespective of differences. (NAN)