- A group of clerics have called for intercessory prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria's security
- The group said there are evil forces hovering around the president and Nigeria as a country
- According to the group, the prayers will help the president in his effort to rid the country of terrorism
The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organization for Peace (NIFROP) on Tuesday, began a 21-day intercessory prayer for Nigeria.
The group made up of prominent Christain and Islamic clerics said the spiritual exercise is to strengthen the country's unity amidst security challenges.
At the opening ceremony held at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, the chairpersons for the groups, Sheik Ahmad Ibrahim and Bishop Sunday Garuba, said Nigerians must continue to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari for sustained progress in securing the country.
The group also acknowledged the efforts of the president to deliver dividends of democracy to Nigerians despite the "evil forces" against the nation.
Speaking on the operations of the Nigerian armed forces, the group said the institution's personnel have sacrificed and endured long days and nights just to ensure that Nigerians are safe and free from terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements.
"We must pray that God would defeat the enemies of our country and those working against the divine mandate given to President Muhammadu Buhari," the group said.
The clerics also said that those who have chosen the path of folly shall be put to shame as their everyday steps shall be filled with misfortune because they have ganged up against Nigeria in fulfilment of their evil desires.
In his remarks, Sheikh Ibrahim urged Nigerians to support the military, its leaders as well as President Buhari as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
Ibrahim said: "My brothers and sisters, we shall all be praying especially for our troops stationed in the trenches in northeast Nigeria and other parts of northwest Nigeria day and night and engaging the Boko Haram terrorist group in battle."
Also speaking, Bishop Garuba called on all citizens to pray against evil forces hovering around the president, his family and cabinet members.
He added that the troops on the frontlines need all the support they can get amidst conspirations from some highly placed personalities.
"We shall be praying for good health for President Muhammadu Buhari and Gods divine protection as he pilots the affairs of the country," Garuba said.
He said his colleagues will call on God to send his angels to take charge over everything that concerns President Buhari.
The group during the intervention also dedicated some sessions to praying against the coronavirus disease ravaging the globe.
Also, the group had engaged in prayers for the troops of the Nigerian Army as they fight insurgency in the northeast region of Nigeria.
The group declared an “hour of victory” for the Nigerian army in its final clearance operation against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.
They also urged the troops on the frontlines to step up their game and deliver the final punch to the insurgents.
The leaders of the group called on all religious leaders and Nigerians to join NIFFROP in prayers for the troops.
He urged those sabotaging the war against terrorism to learn from Chad and repent, take heed of the clear warning in Romans 2:5.
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