Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has urged Christians in the county to shun religious extremism, noting that it divides the country.
In his Easter message to Nigerians, the governor recalled that Jesus Christ in his lifetime preached peace, honesty, love for one another and above all the fear of God, saying Nigerians should imbibe His teachings and put them into practice irrespective of their religious inclinations.
Mohammed added that the nation needs continuous prayer to overcome its challenges. He also tasked citizens to eschew bitterness and not allow themselves to be divided by religious bigotry.
He said: “I urge all citizens of Bauchi State to distance themselves from champions of religious extremism whose stock in trade is to divide our society. Let us live peacefully with one another and strive to remain as one nation under the guidance of one God.”