- Some clerics have converged in Kano to pray for the stability of the country
- The prayer was offered amid the rising rate of kidnapping and killings in Nigeria
- The clerics also begged God to assist President Buhari to end insurgency before 2023
Apparently unhappy about the high level of kidnapping, robbery and other ethnic violence in Nigeria, no fewer than 1000 Islamic clerics have gathered in Kano to pray to God for the protection of the country against killings of more innocent souls.
Legit.ng reports that the clerics, who observed prayer for the country, also asked God to guide President Muhammadu Buhari in ending the insecurity and the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria before he leaves office in 2023.
Legit.ng recalls that the issue of kidnapping and killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen has almost torn the country apart in the last few weeks.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presidency reacted to the order by the Oyo state government to the police to arrest Sunday Adeyemo fondly known as Igboho.
It was reported that Igboho, famed for participating actively in the Modakeke-Ife war, recently gave a quit notice to herdsmen occupying the Ibarapa area of the state.
After several warnings by the Governor Seyi Makinde-led government, an arrest warrant was issued for the warlord and his followers.
Responding to this move by the state government, a presidential media aide, Lauretta Onochie, said that Igboho must be dealt with so that his case can serve as a deterrent to other persons who intend to emulate him.
In a related report, Igboho extended a note of gratitude to prominent southwest leaders including monarchs and political statesmen.
Igboho, who spoke in a now-viral video, said he is indebted to people like Dele Momodu, former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode, former governor Ayodele Fayose and former president Olusegun Obasanjo for speaking up against his arrest.
Also, notable among those he mentioned in his appreciation remark are Chief Alao Akala (former Oyo state governor), renowned writer, poet and critic Professor Wole Soyinka.
Southwest kings he praised for their efforts are Alaafin of Oyo, Ooni of Ife, Olubadan of Ibadan, Ataoja of Osogbo, Soun of Ogbomosho, Alake of Egbaland, Awujale of Ijebu, Oba Akiolu of Lagos.