So some Kanawa are not happy, but in a region that is more religiously and ethnically diverse than any other in Nigeria, can today’s northerners really afford to be hating each others religious affiliations?

I personally understand why most Northerners are the way they are, our decades long tug of war with the south has clouded our mindset, for a lot people, being Christian is thought of as being a “southerner”, fratenizing with christians is almost the same as fratenizing with the enemy, of course what we forget is that we have a sizable population of Northern christian in every state of the North. These christians are as Northern as you and me and perhaps even more so.

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Ahmed Musa was condemned for holding a church service with his new christian bride

While the imams who derive power by holding unto the reigns of divine authority might condemn him, Ahmed Musa’s church service is a reminder to young Northerners, especially in this moment of uncertainty, that the future of Arewa lies in religious inclusiveness. We must embrace our christian brethren and de-conflate being christian with being a hostile Biafran. Only then can we restore the political of the might of the old Northern region

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