The Rivers state Governor and chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has warned that he will arrest anybody or group that disturbs Muslims during worship in the state.
Mr Amaechi, gave the warning while speaking at a Thanksgiving service of the third session synod of church of Nigeria.
He said “Anybody who disturbs the Muslim from worshipping in his mosque here in Rivers State, I will arrest the person. Muslims should be allowed to practice their religion, just as we (Christians) should be allowed to practice our religion anywhere, or in any part of the world.
“As the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) what I will preach here is that there is need for peace in the whole country. There is need for peace and how we go about that is for the government to sit with the citizens on how to go about that peace”, he said.
Mr Amaechi added that the NGF will continue to preach peace and unity amongst Christians and Muslims across the country.
He said the church has a great role to play especially through what the church leaders preach to their congregation.
Source: Channels TV