Bukhari asks Nigerians to pray against banditry and kidnapping
The president, Major General Muhammadu Bukhari (retired), asked Nigerians on Wednesday to pray against kidnapping, banditry and blackmail.
According to a statement from his senior special assistant for media and advertising, Garba Shehu, the president made the call in his message for Eid-il-Fitr.
The statement was titled “On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, President Bukhari calls for unity and solidarity.”
Shehu quoted the President as saying: “On this blessed day, I want the Eid al-Adha holiday to bring peace, security, brotherhood and love among all.
“Unity and solidarity between all citizens, Muslims and Christians, is imperative, especially at a time when our country is facing many challenges that can only be overcome when we unite together.
“It is important to remember how we share through our faith a common bond that should serve to unite us and not allow us to yield to those who seek to divide us, using our two great religions to achieve their selfish advantages.
“We must pray together against the tragic episodes of kidnapping and banditry, as well as the desperate search for political power, expressed in blackmail against the existence of our country as a whole.
“We must resist the temptation to leave for our communities. I call on our political and religious leaders as well as traditional rulers to encourage our citizens to approach each other with love and compassion. ”
Source: – Punch Ng
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