Like CAN, 100 Islamic Clerics Embark On Fasting, Prayer For Nigeria
A group, Volunteer and Patriotic Muslim Scholars says it has mobilised 100 Islamic clerics to fast and pray against insecurity in Nigeria.
The group said in a news conference in Tudun Wada, Kaduna State that the three-day fasting and prayer programme commenced today.
The team leader of the group, Malam Salihu Abdullahi-Mai, said that the clerics were drawn from the 23 local government areas in Kaduna.
According to him, the programme became necessary as a way of seeking Allah’s intervention in the security challenges bedevilling the nation.
“Prayers and fast had become mandatory for us. We invited preachers from all the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State to immensely embark on prayers and fasting for the country.”
“What is happening in Nigeria is a sign that we have offended God in so many ways, therefore, we have to seek for his forgiveness.
“We believe that in whatever situation we find ourselves, prayers and fast are solutions to all mankind problems because God listens to his servants at any time,’’ Abdullahi-Mai.
He added that daily Quranic recitations and special prayers would be offered during the spiritual exercise.
The Herald recalls that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) recently completed a three-day fasting and prayer session against terrorism, kidnapping, banditry and other security challenges. CAN urged Christians across the country to observe the session.
Also The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) led by its General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye also embarked on a prayer walk across the country to intercede for the country against insecurity.