Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has engaged the services of prayers by 30 clerics for the end of Boko Haram insurgency in Borno.
Governor Zulum’s spokesman, Isa Gusau in a statement said that the governor engaged the 30 residents of Makkah,Saudia Arabia to mediate for the state affected by years of Boko Haram violence.
Isa Gusau divulge that the governor sealed the agreement with the selected persons who are residents of Makkah, to permanently offer daily ‘Dawaf’ (circumambulation of the holy Ka’aba) for the return of sustainable peace in Borno and the country at whole.Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has signed an agreement with 30 Saudi-based clerics to pray for peace in the state.
This was divulges in a statement by the present spokesperson to the governor, Isa Gusau.
He said, “An old man amongst them is said to have been a Ka’aba devotee in the last 40 years.
“The Ka’aba is Islam’s holiest area located inside the grand Al-Haram mosque in Makkah.
“The aim is to combine different approaches that include comfort support for the Nigerian Armed Forces, aggressive mass recruitment and equipping of more counter-insurgency volunteers into the Civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes as well as socio-economic approach in enhancing access to education, job opportunities and providing other means of livelihood through social protection initiatives.”
Gusau, who was present during nnGovernor Zulum’s brief interaction with the devotees on Friday evening around the Ka’aba in Saudi Arabia, said “The governor was there to convey his deepest gratitude and to seek continued prayers.
“Rather than sending anyone, the governor was there himself,on behalf of the good people of Borno State, thank them for their empathy and the compassion in devoting themselves to praying for us everyday at the Ka’aba which for us as Muslims, is the most sacred place.
“We need these prayers more than ever before.
“We are solving our problems from different angle.
“Prayer is key in everything that we seek. We will continue to seek prayers from many fronts.
“We will keep supporting clerics of different faiths in Nigeria for the same prayers and we will seek the same from all of you that are always here around the Holy Ka’aba.
“The governor basically beseech that they continue to pray for us towards achieving three things: first, for us to recover peace in Borno State, all of the North and Nigeria at large.
“We will have to continue that prayer on a permanent basis because we need the peace that will be comforted “.
Zulum’s pursuit for spiritual intervention is coming days after Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Butatai, declared that a spiritual solution was needed to end Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.