The Minister for Youths and Sports, Hon. Barr. Solomon Dalung has implored residents of Jos to embrace peace and religious tolerance in the interest of growth and development.

Dalung addressing a section of the Hausa community in Jos North Local Government Area, Plateau State, in the wake of the recent attacks in the state cautioned against any form of discrimination in the name of religion.

"Religion is all about your devotion to God and we all are who we are because God wanted it so.

"No one was given a voting card to decide where they should be born.

"We shouldn't therefore discriminate against anyone's religion or person," he said.

Dalung had last three weeks after the suspected herdsmen attacks that left over 200 dead, pleaded for unity among Plateau citizens to overcome their common enemy.

His latest message also centres on unity, forgiveness and peaceful coexistence which he regards as being key to socioeconomic development.