- Nigerian government is not relenting on its efforts to end Boko Haram
- Governor Zulum of Borno state has taken a swift action in this direction
- About 30 Islamic clerics were employed to pray for the country in Makkah
The battle against the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents has taken another twist as Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, engaged 30 clerics to begin marathon prayer for the country.
Legit.ng reports that the governor's spokesman, Isa Gusau, said in a statement that the government engaged the 30 residents of Makkah, Saudia Arabia to intercede for the states affected by a decade of Boko Haram violence.
Gusau noted that the governor sealed the agreement with the selected persons who are residents of Makkah, to permanently offer daily ‘Tawaf’ (circumambulation of the holy Ka’aba ), to offer prayer for the return of sustain peace in Borno and the country.
According to him, the 30 clerics, who hailed from Borno, Katsina, Zamfara, Kano and some parts of the northwest, have for decades devoted themselves in spending hours at the Ka’aba daily for the purpose of worship.
Gusau explained that an old man among them was said to have been a Ka’aba devotee in the last 40 years.
He said Zulum, who interacted with the devotees on Friday, October 4, at the Ka’aba, expressed gratitude and seek for continued prayers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Zulum approved payment of gratuity to the second batch of 1,000 former civil servants who retired at intermediate ranks between 2013 and 2019.
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