From Umar Dankano, Yola
Thousands of Muslims across Adamawa yesterday converged for special prayer for lasting peace and an end to insurgency attacks affecting the state and sub-region.
At the session of the prayer, held at Yola prayer ground, Imam Abubakar Hussaini, who led the prayer, urged Muslims to remain calm and prayerful.
“You should not be intimidated and don’t allow anyone to force you to flee your homes. We must be united and have the firm belief that with God on our side we have nothing to fear”, Hussaini said.
Also speaking in a sermon, Ustaz Adam Usman, cautioned against rumours making round to instill fear that Yola would be attacked and urged those contemplating running away from Yola as a solution to have a change of mind.
” Stay and face the challenge; you must not allow them to continue pushing you until you reach the Atlantic. Death is once and you only die when God decreed; if God said you will die, death will catch up with you anywhere”, Usman said.
He also called for sustained prayer and unity against Boko Haram.
Similarly, thousands of Christians who observed services in various parts of the state offered same prayers.