The Executive Governor of Borno State, Gov. Babagana Umaru Zulum has taken the war against insurgence to another level as he engaged several clerics to wage spiritual war against Boko Haram and its attacks on Nigerians.
The governor has engaged 30 clerics who are devoted to the act of worship in Mekkah to continue to pray for the peaceful coexisted of Nigeria nation. Speaking with newsmen, the spokesman of the governor Gusau Isa disclosed that the sealed the arrangement with few Mekkah residence to continue and permanently offer Dawaf i.e circumbulating of the Holy Ka’aba to seek Gods intervention for peace in Borno and the entre Nigeria at large. According to Isa, among the clerics is an old man who had been a devotee in Mekkah for over 40years among others.
He made clear that the 30 clerics hailed from Kano, Zamfara, Katsina, Borno and parts of the northwest had devoted themselves for decades in spending hours at the Ka’aba daily for the purpose of worship.
“The critical move is aimed to combine different approaches that include sustained support for the Nigerian Armed Force; aggressive mass recruitment and equipping of more counter-insurgency volunteers into the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), hunters and vigilantes as well as socio-economic approach to enhance access to education, job opportunities and providing other means of livelihood through social protection initiatives,” Gusau said in the statement.
It is worthy of note that Ka’aba is the holiest point located in Makkah and many Muslim faithful usually seek Almighty’s intervention at the holy place.
However, the governor Zulum interacted with the devotees at the Ka’aba, expressed gratitude and seek for continued prayers.
“Rather than sending anyone, I am here, on behalf of the good people of Borno. I thank you so much for your empathy and the compassion in devoting yourselves to prayer for us every day at the Ka’aba which for us as Muslims, is the most sacred place. We need prayers more than ever before, we are handling our problem from different approaches. Prayer is key to everything that we seek. We will continue to seek prayers from many fronts. We will keep supporting our clerics of different faiths in Nigeria for prayers and we will seek the same from all of you that are always here around the Holy Ka’aba”, he said.
Speaking further, “I beg you continue to pray for us towards achieving three things: first, for us to regain peace in Borno State, the north and Nigeria in general. We will have to continue to pray on permanent basis because we need peace to be sustained.
“Secondly; we need prayers for us to achieve our ambitious plan for Borno State and lastly for Allah to make us remain focused and not to get carried away by power” Zulum was quoted as saying in the statement.