Vice-President Namadi Sambo along with the Sultan of Sokoto and other political, religious and traditional leaders were engaged in national prayers session for the restoration of peace and eradication of terrorism in Nigeria.
From left to right: Bala Mohammed, Aminu Tambuwal, Shehu of Borno Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, Namadi Sambo and Sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar
The event which was organised by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) , as part of efforts at tackling the rising crime wave and the Boko Haram insurgency and tagged ‘National Prayers for Peace and Security’, held on Sunday, May 25 at the Abuja National Mosque.
Speaking during the event, Namadi Sambo called on Nigerians, especially Muslims, to pray fervently for lasting peace and unity of the country while also calling on Muslim clerics to apply modesty in their sermons and preaching, while admonishing adherence to the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW).
According to him, prayers were a strong weapon against any adversity.
“We shall continue to organize prayers as frequently as possible and Allah in His infinite mercy will answer our prayers in removing in totality the act of terrorism by the Boko Haram and all other vices in Nigeria,” Sambo said.
The Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar added that the prayers were organised due to the need for Nigerian Muslims as a united community to offer supplications to Allah and find lasting solution to terrorism in the country.
Also speaking at the event, Aminu Tambuwal, Speaker of the House of Representatives said the National Assembly was working with the executive arm of government towards wiping out the terrorism in the country.