- Babagana Zulum has called on Muslims in Borno state to channel their Ramadan prayers against Boko Haram and their sponsors
- The Borno governor said the terrorist group has wreaked more devastating havoc on the state the same proportion coronavirus can
- Zulum also urged the residents of the state to pray for the security agencies leading the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists
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With the mounting scare over the spike in coronavirus cases, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has pleaded to the residents of the state to include Boko Haram and their sponsor in their Ramadan prayers.
Zulum made the plea in a statement issued on Thursday, May 14, by his special aide and spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, in the state capital.
Legit.ng notes that Boko Haram, since its emergence into a full-blown terrorist group, has wreaked devastating havoc to the communities of the state with thousands killed and hundreds displaced in a menace spanning over a decade.
Zulum said in the last ten days of Ramadan, considered the consecrated period of the month, the residents of the state must channel their prayers on how the long arm of insurgency will be whittled down in the state.
The governor noted that the group and their sponsors have brought more threats to the peaceful co-existence of members of the state the same proportion coronavirus has to the global communities.
"We have two viruses with equal-lethal proportions. Therefore, our late-night supplication should have twin-focus: prayers against Coronavirus and prayers against Boko haram, their sponsors and those who intentionally support them," part of the statement read.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Borno state government has reportedly suspended its lockdown directive indefinitely.
The state government has also relaxed the ban on religious gatherings but called for strict guidelines on maintaining physical distancing in mosques and churches.
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