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Church honours controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi, for promoting religious harmony, tolerance



A Kaduna based Church, the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement, Christ the King Cathedral, has honoured controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi and Pastor Yohanna Buru, for promoting religious harmony and tolerance among the people.

The pastor of the church, Christopher Solomon, explained that the selection of Gumi and Buru was a result of their outstanding contributions to humanity and their dedicated efforts towards peace.

He also added that the duo were recognized as ‘Peace Ambassadors’ for their unwavering commitment to peace-building in the state.

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“Their efforts in promoting religious tolerance and fostering better understanding have played a significant role in mitigating religious extremism and attacks among adherents of different faith-based organizations,” Solomon said.

Responding, the award recipients appreciated the Almighty for the honour bestowed upon them, urging Muslims and Christians to consistently live in peace and harmony with one another.

They also called on the state and Federal Governments to tackle the prevailing security challenges affecting various sectors of human endeavors while lauding the organizers for the recognition.

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