From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Following the recent emergence of Boko Haram that led to bombings in places like Mubi, Maiduguri and Yobe states, Islamic clerics yesterday held a special prayer for Allah’s intervention to finally address the menace.
At the Yahaya Road Mosque, the Chief Imam, Alhaji Alhassan Ibrahim after the 2 raqat prayers led the congregation into a marathon prayer session, saying, the faithful can no long fold their arms while lives are being destroyed on daily basis.
He said the Mubi attach is a blow on the Muslim community because over 100 people were killed while observing the early morning prayers. They prayed for Allah to forgive the departed their shortcomings and reward them with paradise.
Imam Ibrahim however, called on people especially the youth not to take law into their hands. According to him, they should not allow themselves to be used by greedy politicians who want to take advantage of the situation. He called on the security agents to intensify the fight against insurgency.
He called on the Taraba State Government to investigate the killings and bring the perpetrators to book.
A leader in the Mosque, Alhaji Sale Barde called on the Federal Government to carry the traditional rulers along by assigning constitutional duties to them that will give them some powers to work alongside the security agents.