Banditry: Islamic scholar calls for special prayers
A renowned Islamic Scholar from Kebbi State, Sheikh Abubakar Giro Argungu, has urged Nigerians to pray fervently for God’s intervention to end banditry and other security challenges facing the nation.
Giro made the call in Umaisha, Toto LGA of Nasarawa State while preaching at an event in honor of the wedding of the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alh. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi and his third wife, Rukaiyat Mohammed.
According to him, this was in the interest of peace, unity, and the overall development of the country.
He added that if Nigerians pray fervently for God’s intervention, it will not only end banditry but will also promote peace, unity, and speedy development of the nation.
The Islamic scholar has also advised against corruption, saying that 85 percent of Nigerians are not sincere to themselves while calling for attitudinal change among citizens to build an egalitarian society.
” Corruption is too bad in Nigeria. We must stop corruption for the country to move forward”
” Informants are also responsible for increasing banditry in the country. There are bad boys in the town who are giving information to bandits.
” They are the ones revealing secrets to bandits about people around them for personal gains,” he said.
Giro further urged Nigerians to show love to one another for the progress of the country.
The sheik also urged the couple to be patient with each other for the progress of their family.
” Marriage is about patient, tolerance, understanding, and love. So I told Mr. Speaker to embrace these virtues”
“He needs to be patient with his wives and trust God for the progress and development of his family”, he added.
The Islamic scholar further urged Nigerians to trust in God in all their activities for societal development.
On his part, Speaker Balarabe Abdullahi appreciated the scholar and all those who traveled from far and near despite their schedules found time to be part of the event and prayed God to reward them accordingly.