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Church gives Sheikh Ahmad Gumi award for promoting religious tolerance and peace in Kaduna



The Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church (Christ the King Cathedral), in Kaduna State, has honoured Islamic preacher, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi for promoting harmony and tolerance among the residents of the state.

Gumi was honoured alongside another pastor Yohanna Buru.

According to Pastor Christopher Solomon of the Church, the selection of Gumi and Buru was a result of their remarkable contributions to humanity and their dedicated efforts towards peace.

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

“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,” he said.

In response, while receiving the honours the award recipients expressed their gratitude to the Almighty God for the honour bestowed upon them.

Buru and Gumi also called upon Muslims and Christians to consistently live in peace and harmony with one another.

They appealed to both the state and Federal Governments to address the prevailing security challenges affecting various sectors of human endeavors while thanking the organizers for the recognition.

The awardees also prayed for peace and stability in the state and the country at large.

In another development, the Police Command in Anambra has arrested a couple suspected to be trafficking one month old baby from Lagos to Onitsha.

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This is contained in a statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Onitsha.

Ikenga said that the interception was made at Bridgehead in Onitsha on Sunday.

According to him, the couple was travelling in a luxury bus belonging to a popular transport company with the baby when a co-passenger observed that the mother could not breastfeed the baby despite its cry for food in the course of the journey.

“The good samaritan put a call through to Anambra Police on its Control Room hotline in Awka which then relayed the information to the Police at Bridgehead in Onitsha.

“The Police laid in wait for the luxury bus described and intercepted it in the evening hours. The couple and the baby were identified and brought down for questioning,” he said.

He noted that she confessed buying the child from its mother in Ajah, Lagos for the sum of N30,000.

He further said that the Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye, thanked the public spirited citizen for his humane concern in giving the information that led to the rescue of the child.

He stressed that Adeoye commended the police operatives for their vigilance and dedication to duty.

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He said that the commissioner directed that the couple be handed to National Agency for Prohibition in Trafficking of Persons (NAPTIP) for further investigation and prosecution.

Ikenga said that the baby had been handed over to the state Ministry of Women Affairs for care pending investigation.

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