Muslim youth protect Christians celebrating Christmas

Strength, they say, is in Unity

This is what prompted more than 200 Muslim youth volunteers to have singled themselves out to protect Christians during this year’s Christmas celebration. The church services which was organised to celebrate this year’s Christmas in Kaduna, was protected by 200 Muslim Youths.

According to Vanguard, a pastor, Pastor Yohanna Buru who is a cleric of Christ Evangelical Church, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna South, disclosed this in an interview with pressmen in Kaduna. Buru confirmed that over 200 Muslims were at his church to help protect the faithful from any attack during the church service.

The cleric who is still overwhelmed by the gesture of love and care shown to the faithfuls by the Muslim youths made it known that he really appreciate their love, care and support. He also made it known that the feat is the first of its kind after the series of crises that rocked the state in recent past.

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4 Million people will spend Christmas alone

7% of people will be alone this Christmas day-and HALF A MILLION of the elderly will be on their own

A survey carried out by the BBC showed that 10% of those aged over 65 in the UK expect to spend Christmas mostly on their own.

The campaign to end loneliness outlined some risk factors, which can lead to being alone over Christmas- and throughout the year.

  • Poor health
  • Lack of public transport
  • Loss of mobility
  • Lower income
  • Bereavement
  • Fear of crime
  • Retirement

The elderly are likely to feel they don’t want to be seen as a burden- and that is the leading reason for many who will spend Christmas day all by themselves.

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Celebrating Religious Festivals

Followers of all religions celebrate festivals in the name of their religion such as Christmas, Eid, Diwali etc. Although the name of the religion is invoked but the celebration itself is actually devoid of much of the spirit of religion and merely a commercial venture. If followers of all religions displayed the true spirit of religion in their celebration of these festivals human beings will become much better at living together harmoniously.