Imams urged to go spiritual over abducted girls

Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria has called on Imams and Islamic scholars in the country to begin special prayers for the release of abducted female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.

In a statement issued by its coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, in Ilorin yesterday, the group lamented that “exactly one week today that the girls comprising both Muslim and Christian students have been abducted, no clue has been found on their location and their fate.”

It said: “The situation has become more worrisome as the Borno state government has now put the figure of abducted students at over 230, of which only 52 have been found. This puts the whole nation in serious agony, fear and sorrow as nobody knows what has happened to them now.”
It added that “apart from the missing Malaysian plane over a month ago, this appeared to be the worst tragedy perpetuated in Nigeria in  particular and the world at large by any group of people.”

“We repeat our call to all political parties in this country to suspend all political activities including rallies and campaigns so that we can all dedicate ourselves to spiritual devotions for the
innocent children to be freed unharmed.

“Security apparatus in Nigeria should know that this is a test on their ability to withstand and contain terror and terrorism in the country; they should, therefore, redouble their efforts to locate the
whereabouts of the helpless and innocent children without further delay.

“We appeal to those responsible for this action to free the abducted children and come to the negotiating table with federal government, bearing in mind that God created us does not support evil deeds; even if it is done to avenge any perceived wrongdoings earlier done to them, as He is capable of avenging correctly any wrongdoing if those affected truly believes in Him.”

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