In the spirit of lent, Ramatu Tijjani, a Muslim female activist has secured the release of a Christian inmate from prison custody.
The General Overseer of Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry Pastor Yohanna Buru, who disclosed this on Saturday described the gesture as ‘heart-warming.’
He also said that he was happy to see a Muslim woman bail out a Christian inmate for the sole purpose of promoting peace and tolerance.
Tijani gave her reasons in a separate interview, saying she bailed Yakubu Musa so as to enable him partake in the 40 days fasting and prayer during the Lenten period.
According to her, the Lenten period is a sacred period to all Christians, especially Catholics around the world.
She also stated her concerns for some inmates who were being held in prisons across the country, even though they were not guilty of the offences leveled against them but because of lapses in the nation’s judicial system.
“Such people need help, regardless of their religion or political affiliation, and helping such prisoners would surely assist in fostering peace and unity in the country,’’ she said.
Ramatu Tijjani also distributed 50 Hausa version bible to the church cleric and members in a bid to strengthen religious tolerance and mutual understanding. She arrived the church in company of her son, Abdullahakim and attended Sunday church service with other Christians.