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Community work reunites Plateau Christians, Muslims 13 years after crisis

The Christian and Muslim communities of Dorowa Babuje in Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State have reunited 13 years after a crisis separated them. This…

The Christian and Muslim communities of Dorowa Babuje in Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State have reunited 13 years after a crisis separated them.

This followed the award of some projects by the Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) in the community which required the combined effort of both communities to execute.

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The relationship between the Christians and Muslims of the community got sour in 2009 following the recurrence of ethno-religious crisis that engulfed Jos since 2001 which extended to various communities in the state.

The journey to unity between the two faith communities began when CSDA awarded projects, including building a school, provision of water and renovation of a hospital.

The chairman of CSDA in the area, Job Chollom, while expressing happiness during the commencement of the projects, said although the crisis had affected them, they had decided to reunite and live with one another, noting that the coming of residents of the community as a family would undoubtedly bring progress to the area. 

The leader of the Hausa community in the area, Alhaji Muhammad Tanko, said the award of the projects had reunited the community, noting that, “We are happy with the projects. This is what we can contribute at our level for the development of the community. Now peace has returned to Dorowa. We are living in peace. If you look around will see both Christians and Muslims working together.

Earlier, the Village Head of Dorowa, Sambo Chollom, said he was happy that the projects were awarded to his community and appreciated members of the community for their cooperation and togetherness.