No fewer than 5000 Muslims will on Thursday (today) pray for the release of an abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu.
A statement by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State branch, said the prayer would also avail other faithful to pray for the country.
The statement, signed by the group’s President, Saheed Ashafa, stated that the programme, tagged Iftar5,000, would address increasing cases of kidnapping and an end to terrorism in the country.
Ashafa said the Muslims would be utilising the blessings of the month of Ramadan to beseech God’s mercy on Nigeria.
“Ramadan offers a unique opportunity for quick answers to prayers. We have been concerned about the increasing rate of kidnappings, and killings, among other security challenges confronting Nigeria. During the Iftar5,000, we will be praying for an end to these.
“We will also pray for the return of Leah Sharibu and others in kidnappers’ den; new leaders that will be taking their oath of offices in May 29 and an end to global trial and challenges confronted by Muslims.
We urge all Muslim faithful to join us as we stage a public session of prayer. With the way Nigeria is going, divine intervention is highly needed.
“While we won’t stop praying, we call on government and security agencies to ensure the safety of all citizens in the country.”