Kano - The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu
Sanusi II has called on Nigerians to support the efforts of President Muhammadu
Buhari at fighting insurgency to sustain peace in the country.
He made the call on Friday while addressing the residents of
Kano the Eid el-Fitr prayer at the Kano Central Mosque.
He said that Nigerians needed peace in the country to fulfil
the purpose of God in creating them together with diverse backgrounds.
These religious, ethnic and cultural differences among
others should further unite and not divide Nigerians’’, he said.
He also called on the residents of Kano to always live by
the dictates of Islam and avoid sinful acts that could earn them the wrath of
Sanusi called on Muslims to pray for sustenance of peace and
stability in the state and country not only during fasting.
He called on them to be law-abiding and live peacefully with
one another for the development of the state.
In a related development, Alhaji Abubakar Yabo, the
Secretary of Aliyu Magatakarda Advocacy Group, observed that the activities of
insurgents posed a threat to peace and unity of the country.
He, therefore, solicited fervent prayers to expose those behind
insurgency activities in the country.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) shortly after the
Eid prayer in Kano that Nigerians ought to pray hard to end activities of Boko
"We must assist the Federal Government to fight against
insurgency through intelligence reports on happenings in our locality,’’ he
He said that prompt reports on suspected miscreants in the
society would enable the security officers to deal with any security threat.
He, nonetheless, advised the Federal Government to provide
sophisticated weapons to the security agencies to enable them to confront the
He said that provision of state-of-the-art equipment would
also stimulate the security agencies to tackling the insurgency activities
Yabo called on traditional and religious leaders to
sensitise the people to the need to be security conscious all the time.(NAN)