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The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has called on Muslim faithful to join in a one month fasting and prayers introduced by the council to seek God’s intervention in the current activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the country.
Vice Chairman of the council, Alhaji Dauda Ajagu, who disclosed this on Monday in Onitsha, Anambra State, said fasting and prayers would take place every Mondays and Thursday throughout this month of May.
He therefore directed Muslims to adhere strictly to the fasting and prayers since, according to him, it is only God that can restore peace and harmony in the country.
Ajagu condemned the activities of the Boko haram sects, adding that what they were doing was un-Islamic and could not in any way, draw any support from Islamic leaders.
He said the council was completely dissociating itself from Boko Haram activities and warned insurgents to desist from kidnapping and bombing and be of good behaviour, if they really wanted to see the much cherished Paradise of God.
Ajagu also appealed to Muslim leaders and fathers of Boko Haram members to call their subjects to order now that they were over-stepping their bounds before it was too late.
“God’s wrath awaits those who shed innocent blood for whatever guise,” he said.
He commended the Federal Government and the Joint Task Force, JTF, for their efforts so far in fighting the insurgents and urged them not to relent until their nefarious activities were stamped out completely from the surface of the nation.