The Sultan of Sokoto and president-general of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged Muslims to offer special prayers for God’s intervention end bandits’ and Boko Haram’s attacks.
The call is contained in a statement by Khalid Aliyu, JNI secretary-general, on Thursday in Kaduna.
Mr Abubakar also urged Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia to pray for Nigeria and its leaders on Arafat day.
“If we don’t humble ourselves to the Almighty Allah, an end to these orgy of violence seems not in sight. I implore us all to dedicate special prayers against all this menace and the hydra-headed calamities of insecurity, poverty, high cost of living and corruption occurring in Nigeria,” he added.
The sultan also sought prayers for the 2023 general elections approach.
“Similarly, with the 2023 general elections fast approaching, we need to also seek Allah’s apt intervention for stability, security, peace and development of Nigeria. As people of faith, we must submit ourselves to Allah, especially that all efforts geared towards restoration of peace and order seem to defy solutions,” he said in the statement.
Mr Abubakar added, “We reiterate the need for fervent prayers for peaceful and smooth political transition, and an end to the varied socio-economic challenges.”