- Imams and senior Islamic from across the nation has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to deal with terrorism in the country
- The religious leaders also lamented about the increasing level of criminal and illegal activities in the north-east
- The group of clerics also used the opportunity to congratulate the president on his re-election
Imams and senior Islamic scholars from the 36 states of the country on Friday, March 29, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to extensively deal with terrorist activities in the nation.
The group of religious leader led by Professor Shehu A.S. Galadanci, the head of National Mosque Abuja, said that kidnapping, and other criminal activities are also other problems the north east has been battling with, Vanguard reports.
The group also used the opportunity of the visit to congratulate the president on his re-election, saying Buhari had an overwhelming victory.
The group said: “We thank the Almighty for gracefully and graciously placing Your Excellency in this exalted and elevated position as the leader, the President of this country.
"Thanks be to Him also for giving us this wonderful country with numerous bounties such as fertile land, minerals and human resources.
“This group of ‘Ulama’ who represent the entire ‘Ulama’ in this country are here today to congratulate Your Excellency Sincerely for your overwhelming victory at the presidential poll that took place a few weeks ago.
“This victory, no doubt, demonstrates that the desire of the majority of Nigerians is to ensure the continuity of your administration to the next level.”
After congratulating Buhari, they said they hope the issues of Boko Haram and other illegal activities are wiped out in the country.
They added: “We wish to request your excellency that a few additional terrorist activities that have started to spread in this country such as kidnapping...
“We hope you will deal with them in the same way you are dealing with Boko Haram.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Buhari on Friday, March 29, met with leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
It was gathered that the meeting between the president and the CAN leadership was held behind closed doors at the Council Chamber of the State House. NAN also gathered that the religious leaders were in the villa to congratulate Buhari on his re-election for another four years term.
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