Meanwhile, Nigerian Muslims clerics and groups have felicitated with their Christian brethren as Christians around the world commence 40 days fasting and prayers today Ash Wednesday.

A Muslim cleric, Abdulrahman Bichi said the Lenten season is an
Important occasion to all Christians all over the world as he appealed to
Christians to offer special prayers toward healing the world against
increase crisis, war, banditry, among others.

Abdullarahman made the appeal when he led members on a friendship
solidarity visit to Pastor Yohanna Buru, General Overseer of Christ
Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry in Kaduna.

According to him, the Lenten period is a Holy season to all Christians,
and Muslims, who also fast during Ramadan, to understand the
significance of fasting and prayers to the Almighty God, hence the need
to strengthen them.

He said the visit was also to encourage peaceful coexistence, religious
tolerance and also strengthens the relationship between Muslims and