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Oyo ruler urges Boko Haram to surrender

03 October 2014, 17:33

Ibadan - The traditional ruler of Oyo State, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has appealed to the terrorist group, Boko Haram to put an end to terrorism and emulate the peaceful character of Prophet Muhammed.

The king said this in an eid-el-kabir message signed by his Media Assistant, Azeez Fehintola, in Oyo on Thursday.

Adeyemi urged Muslims across the country to coexist with their neighbours for progress and development to thrive.

He said that it was in an atmosphere of peace that a nation could grow, urging Muslims to emulate the peaceful character of the Holy Prophet Muhammed.

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The monarch also called on Nigerians to pray for a smooth transition as the 2015 elections draws nearer.

"While calling for divine intervention in the affairs of the nation, I urge Nigerians at home and abroad to use this period of celebration to seek the face of Allah.

"They should also supplicate for divine direction for our government on ways to curb the nefarious activities of Boko Haram and other social vices plaguing the nation.’’

Adeyemi enjoined Nigerians to pray for the country and eschew all forms of disunity and divisive tendencies so as to have a free, fair and peaceful transition in 2015.

-  NAN


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