Friday, December 25, 2015 5:56 pm
A group of Muslim women in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria on Friday fed more than 500 Christian inmates in Kaduna prison in order to celebrate Christmas and to promote unity and togetherness among Nigerians.
The leader of the women’s group, Hajiya Maryam Abubakar, told newsmen in Kaduna that the gesture was to show love to Christians who were incarcerated.
Abubakar, who was received by officials of the prison, said that the food was cooked to join Christians in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
She addded that “we are here to feed inmates who are incacerated in the spirit of togetherness and to join them in celebrating the birth of our noble Prophet Isa.
“I want the inmates to have a good taste of food with beef different from what they are offered inside the prison.
“I want my Christian brothers and sisters in prison to know that today is Christmas; we only cooked for 500 inmates and I hope it will go round.’’
She appealed to Muslims and Christians to learn to live in peace.
Mr Sunday Fatunde, the officer in charge of the prison, received the food and thanked the group and all those who supported the prisoners at this season.
Apart from the cooked food, the women also gave the inmates beverages, toiletries, among others.