Group organize special prayer session against banditry, kidnapping in Katsina
Concerned residents of Katsina State have organized a special prayer session to overcome the current security faced in the state on Thursday.
The special prayer draws prominent Islamic scholars across the state was held in the Dahiru Mangal’s Jumu’at mosque, Tayoyi in Katsina.
The residents who trooped out en masse said they have resolved to implore prayers to seek Allah’s divine intervention to overcome the menace.
The Chairman of the organizing committee, Alhaji Sabo Musa lamented that activities of bandits in the state have led to the killing and kidnapping of many innocent people hence the need for the prayer session.
“We organize this prayer, not for any personal gain but to seek Allah’s divine intervention to salvage the security situation at hand in Katsina state.
“We appealed to Islamic scholars and people of the state to continue to pray to Allah to overcome the situation and expose those behind the activities of the bandits,” he added.
An Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Munnir Jafar said prayer is a sword in the hands of Muslims to surmount any form of problems hence the need for all to join hands and prayer to Allah in order to conquer the ugly menace.
Earlier, the State’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Mohammed Lawal Matazu commended organizers of the prayer session, describing it as timely.
However, Prominent Islamic scholars, top government officials, political associates and businessmen among others were in attendance at the special prayer.
Recall that the Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has embarked on a visit to the hideouts of the bandits in the eight front line local government areas of the state to dialogue with them in order to restore peace and normalcy in the state.