ABUJA—UFUK Dialogue, an international non-governmental organisation based in Abuja has called for an end to violent extremism in Nigeria through love and tolerance.
This was the resolution reached at an international conference on Love and Tolerance organised by UFUK Dialogue in collaboration with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution in Abuja.
The conference which had speakers such as Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, Dr Rachel Rudolph, an international expert on religious extremism and a host of other international speakers, stressed the need for tolerance.
Minster of Youths and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, who was among the panellist, spoke extensively on the origin of the Boko Haram insurgency and how the lack of tolerance gave steam to the insurgents to continue to cause havoc and pitched Christians against Muslims through their activities and make it look like a religious crisis.
“Boko Haram insurgents took advantage of our impatience and intolerance to cause havoc. The Koran does not encourage killing and likewise the Bible,” he stated.