Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has called on Nigerians to eschew mistrust along ethnic and religious lines.
He said in an Eid-all- Fitr message on Wednesday, “Today, across Nigeria, there is a scary and growing tendency to mistrust along ethnic and religious lines. As Muslims, we know from both the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of Noble Prophet Muhammed (SAW) that no tribe or race is superior to another, except the one that seeks piety to the Almighty Allah.
“We do not attain piety through hate or blood-letting. We attain piety through forbearance and by sharing love. That is the message that we must give some reflection as we celebrate Eid today.”
He called on Muslims to ensure peace and unity in their families and neighbouhoods.
He also congratulated Muslims for the successful completion of Ramadan fasting.