Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called for continuous prayers for peace, unity and development in the country.
Abubakar made the call during a national preaching session organised by an Islamic group, the Jama’tu Izalatul Bidi’a Waikamatus Sunna (JIBWIS) in Kano yeterday.
Represented by Alhaji Garba Tambari, Emir of Maradun in Zamfara, the Sultan decried the security challenges bedevilling the North, especially the North-Eastern part of the country.
He said: “As traditional rulers, we have since called for continuous prayers against the insecurity that is gradually taking over some parts of the North.’’
According to him, the prayers are compulsory in order to ensure peace, unity and development in the country.
Earlier, in his remarks, the National Chairman of the Izala Islamic group, Sheik Sani Jingir, called for collaborative efforts in the fight against insurgency.
“The fight against insurgency should be a collaborative one, especially among Muslim and Christian communities,’’ he said.
Jingir expressed concern over the senseless killing of innocent persons in the country, and called on the government to do something urgently in order to check the ugly trend. (NAN)