Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has commended Nigerians for joining in prayers against insurgency both in the state and the country as a whole.
This is following his request for Nigerians to observe special prayers and fast, to seek divine intervention for the military to restore peace to the war-torn state and country.
Zulum made this known on Monday through his verified twitter handles while thanking Nigerians for observing special prayers and fast to facilitate the successful implementation of counter-insurgency campaign and peace restoration process.
He said, “Today’s fast; which sought and still seeks Allah’s merciful intervention for an end to the Boko Haram insurgency, was largely carried out by many Nigerians out of empathy for the people of Borno state in particular, and for other parts of our dear country.
“In worship to Allah and for Borno’s sake; many Nigerians throughout the day, voluntarily abstained from food, water, and other personal affairs with abiding faith and hope that we regain enduring peace.”
He noted that he was short of words to adequately convey the debt of his profound gratitude to all Nigerians.
“To the good people of Borno State, I am grateful to God for having you all by my side. Today, I saw firsthand, how majority of citizens, Muslims and Christians, devoted themselves to fast and prayers in mosques and churches,” he said.
The governor stated that he monitored many acts of worship and charity.
“We did all of these for our sake and the sake of our brothers and sisters more directly affected by the insurgency,” he noted.
He further said, “I am proud of all of you who joined in our collective acts today. I do solemnly reaffirm the pledge I made on May 29, 2019 that by the grace of God, I will, together with all stakeholders, continue to give more than my very best in our shared and determined effort to overcome the Boko Haram challenge and put our state on the path of sustainable recovery, growth and development.”
He concluded with prayers for God to accept the acts of worship.