Nigeria: Borno Governor Urges Muslims To Pray Against Boko Haram

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The Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has enjoined citizens of the State and other Nigerians not to only focus on Coronavirus during ‘Tahajjud’. late night prayers in these last ten days of Ramadan, but to also pray against boko haram, their sponsors, and those who support them in any way.

This is contained in a statement authorized by the Governor, released by his Spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, in Maiduguri on Thursday.

It is expected and rightly so, that in these last ten days of the glorious Ramadan, majority of fellow Muslims all over the world, are likely to focus their minds on seeking Allah’s intervention for an end to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Without doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most severe threats to human existence, hence, accelerating prayers against it should be TOP-MUST.

With that in mind, however, he will like to appeal to Muslims in Nigeria, particularly those of in Borno state and rest of the Northeast, not to forget the murderous activities of boko haram.

They have two viruses with equal-lethal proportions. Therefore, late night supplication should have twin-focus: prayers against Coronavirus and prayers against boko haram, their sponsors and those who intentionally support them.

The statement said Without ignoring prayers for other individual, family and societal needs and wants, people should please submit themselves with absolute faith to continually, seek the divine help of creator, the almighty Allah, before whom no disease is without cure and no crisis is without solution.

He Governor said that Prayers against boko haram are particularly necessary at this time, when the gallant military heroes, together with other security agencies and the complementary support of courageous volunteers in the civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes, are recording huge victories in the ongoing fight against the insurgents.

The statement read that these armed forces and volunteers have earned their eternal gratitude and respect, and they certainly need and deserve the sustained prayers for more victories, their well being and the well being of their families.

Zulum also urged citizens with economic means to intensify support for needy persons especially displaced orphans, widows, relations and neighbours during and beyond the Ramadan.

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