Please Repent, Embrace Peace, Abdulsalami Appeals To Bandits

Please Repent, Embrace Peace, Abdulsalami Appeals To Bandits
Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd)
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Former Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has strongly appealed to bandits presently wrecking havoc in the country to lay down their arms and repent for peace and stability of the country.

Abdulsalami made this appeal yesterday in an interview with newsmen shortly after observing rakaats prayers for Eid-el-Kabir in Minna.

‘I prayed Allah to touch the hearts of these bandits so that they can denounce banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and other criminal activities,’ he said.

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He said peace and stability would ensure meaningful development of the country.

The former Head of State, however, congratulated the Muslim Ummah and other Nigerians for witnessing this year’s celebrations.

He advised Nigerians to continue to remain peaceful and orderly as well as to assist one another even in this trying moments.

In the same vein, Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger urged Nigerians to pray for the security agencies irrespective of ethnic and religious differences to enable them overcome the current security challenges bedeviling the nation.

Bello appealed to residents of the state to provide security agencies with useful information to enable them tackle the current security challenges.

The Governor expressed optimism that the country would overcome the current security challenges.

Also, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, former governor of the state, advised Nigerians to support and collaborate with government and security agencies to achieve maximum results.

Aliyu also advised leaders at all levels to come up with policies targeted at reducing the current hardship being faced by the people of the country.

Earlier, Malam Ibrahim Fari, Chief Imam, Minna central mosque who led the two rakaat prayers, prayed for peace.

Fari also proceeded with the slaughtering of his ram which paved the way for other Muslim faithful to follow suit.

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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