Abuja - Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has called on Muslims to make the most of the Ramadan fasting period to pray for peace in the country.
He said the period came in the back of the country facing the grimmest challenge of terror, which was disrupting social and economic lives of the people.
Abubakar, speaking from his office in Abuja, said he was constantly saddened by the frequent explosion of conflicts and violence, which posed threat to the country’s peace.
He said Muslim leaders should thus intensify efforts to eliminate the influence of extremists in the life of Muslims.
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The All Progressives Congress executive called on political leaders to show extra vigilance to stem the growth of extremism.
Abubaker expressed sadness that people had been turned to captives of fear because of the spectre of terrorism and called for urgent action to attack the roots of terrorism by attacking the ideology.
He explained that innocent Muslim disciples should be shielded from the influences of extremist teachers, who might exploit their ignorance and push them into criminal atrocities.
Ramadan began began in the evening of Wednesday and ends in the evening of July 17.
It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief.
- CAJ News