The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn-Garbai, has directed residents of the state to embark on a three-day fasting “for divine intervention over the Boko Haram insurgency in the state.”
The directive was contained in a statement issued on Monday in Maiduguri.
In the statement, the revered monarch urged the residents to commence fasting on Tuesday. “I am appealing to all residents of the state to observe a three-day fasting to seek Allah’s mercy toward ending the crisis facing us. I believe we should continue to seek for Allah’s help toward restoring peace in the state,” the statement read in part.
The Shehu noted that massive destruction of lives and property has trailed the renewed onslaught from the Boko Haram sect as he also stated that it was time to seek God’s intervention to the problem. He therefore urged residents to start the fasting on Tuesday and end it on Thursday.
Alhaji Ibn-Garbai also directed that special prayers should be held in mosques and churches to seek God’s help while he urged residents to remain prayerful even after the fasting might have ended.