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Published On: Wed, May 14th, 2014

Chibok girls: Nigeria needs collective prayers not rallies, protests, says Bafarawa

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Alhaji Attahiru BafarawaFrom Raji Bello, Sokoto

Former Sokoto state governor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, has advised Nigerians to implore divine intervention to free the scho olgirls abducted by Bokoto Haram rather than embarking on rallies and protects.

He noted that the traumatic experiences of the innocent school girls has gone beyond organising rallies and protest across the globe rather a collective prayer for spiritual intervention.

The former governor also lamented that Nigerians should put politics aside and look at the heinous act by the Boko Haram as a crime against the nation and humanity irrespective of religion and region affiliation.

He also noted that the recent act of terrorism in Nigeria by the Boko Haram soiled the nation’s reputation.

Bafarawa, who insisted that the recent wave of demonstration across the country was not the best option rather a collective prayer across all religion, maintained that the Boko Haram ideology is a disaster to not only Nigeria but Islam as a religion which they claimed to be working for.

Speaking through his Media Assistant, Malam Yusuf Dingyadi, Bafarawa advised Nigerians and the global community to stop saddling the incident as a religious one.

According to him, “Boko Haram is not working for any religion hence Islamic teaching respects the sanctity of human lives contrary to the activities of terrorists.

“The matter of national security affects everyone therefore the issue of security should be seen as everybody’s business. We have to support the government and our security agencies to enable them face the challenges squarely.

“All we need now is collective prayers for spiritual and divine intervention. Everyone of us, both Christians and Muslims, should stand up and pray for the safe release of these girls.

“The psychological trauma which these innocent girls have been subjected to since their abduction alone should be enough reasons why Nigerians should keep away protest at this material time and call for national prayers for spiritual intervention,” Bafarawa advised.

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