Abel Abel

Muslims in Nigeria hold Eid-el Fitr prayer inside a church

The authorities of Cherubim and Seraphim church, Ebenezer Model Parish, Abeokuta, Ogun state Nigeria, gave their premises to Muslim faithful to hold eid prayers on Wednesday.

Pictures of Muslims converging on the sprawling compound of the church have been circulating on social media.

The Abeokuta incident will be appreciated when analysed from the perspective of recent disturbing occurrences on religious grounds.

Last month, Bridget Agbahime, a 74-year-old trader, was murdered in Kano over alleged blasphemy.

One week after that incident, Francis Emmanuel, a Christian, was beaten to coma by some youths in Kakuri, a community in Kaduna state, for not observing the Ramadan fast.

In Osun state, there is still tension among Christians and Muslims over the court ruling permitting female students to wear hijab in schools.

The Abeokuta example is really worthy of commendation.

Photo Credit: Ayekoto Akindele, TheCable