Shehu of Borno tasks clerics on peace

By Sadiq Abubakar

The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Garbai Ibn Umar El Kaneni has called for continuous prayers for lasting peace in Borno, North east and Nigeria as a whole.
He also acknowledged the role played by Islamic scholars in the state in the effort to restore peace in the North east region ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Shehu gave this charge yesterday when Islamic scholars led by the Chief Imam of the University of Maiduguri, Sheikh Imam Ali Gapchia, paid a courtesy call on him in his palace.
The royal father assured the Islamic scholars of the continuous support and cooperation of the traditional rulers in the state while urging religious leaders to be more committed and dedicated to their social responsibility of educating, enlightening, guiding and counselling their followers for peace to reign permanently.
He also appealed to the Islamic scholars to continue to pray for peace in the state, the North east and entire country, describing the visit as timely as the year comes to an end.
Earlier, leader of the Islamic scholars, Sheikh Ali Gapchia had told the royal father that the scholars highly appreciated his support and cooperation, especially his advisory role played in their activities across the state.
He noted that, without the support and cooperation of the traditional council, the preaching and teaching job of the Islamic scholars could not have been successful.


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