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Yuguda urges residents to live in peace

Posted: Apr 4, 2015 at 10:16 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu, Correspondent, Bauchi

As Christians celebrate this year Easter, people of Bauchi State have been asked to sink their ethnic, religious or political differences and live in peace.

Yuguda, in a message to mark the occasion, also urged the people to love, forgive and respect one another, saying;
“It is by so doing that peace will continue to reign in our state and the country in general. I would also like to appeal for continued prayers to God to bring to an end the current security challenges in different parts of the country.”

Yuguda congratulated the Christian community in the state for witnessing another Easter celebration, saying that the period is being observed to celebrate Jesus Christ who paid the supreme price in order to save the lives of his disciples and followers.

He recalled that Jesus during his life time preached peace, honesty, love for one another and, above all, the fear of God. He called on Christians to emulate Jesus Christ by imbibing the virtues he portrayed while on earth, urging them to use the Easter celebrations for sober reflection and self-evaluation.

According to him, the period would afford them the opportunity to know how well they related with their creator and fellow human beings during the last one year and make amends where necessary.

“Bauchi State and the country needs peace now more than ever before. We cannot, therefore, allow ourselves to be divided along religious or ethnic lines. We must allow peace to reign in order to make progress,” he said.

Yuguda restated the state government’s commitment to the maintenance of law and order, saying; “The government has taken all measures to ensure the safety of lives and property of the people of the state. I, therefore, appeal for your continued support and cooperation.”

He, however, warned that government would not condone any act capable of causing disorder and confusion, stressing that any person or group of persons found to be involved in such acts under any guise would be dealt with according to the laws of the land.