By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
Muslim clerics, communities of Zaria and its environs have offered special prayers to seek for divine intervention in tackling and the rising security challenges bedeviling Zazzau Emirate and Kaduna State.
The special prayers which was attended by a very large crowd was offered at Kofar-Gayan Low Cost Eid Prayer Ground in Zaria.
Malam Tanimu Abubakar, resident of Kusfa, Zaria City and one of the organisers of the program told newsmen that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has enjoined Muslims to embark on prayers during problems such as insecurity, drought and other calamities.
He added that the prayer session was aimed at seeking divine intervention towards ending the challenges, which he said, would be sustained.
According to him, bandits are having a field day in Zaria and environs of Kaduna State gradually making the area another hub with series of attacks and kidnappings on daily basis.
The cleric however, advised government to recruit and deploy more security personnel to strategic locations in the state to help in tackling the challenge.
He also urged government to leverage on technology and empower the security personnel with modern gadgets to improve surveillance to effectively stem criminal elements.
He also condemned calls by the section of some countries who are demanding that government should allow Nigerians own guns and other gadgets to protect themselves, stressing that it would be counter productive for country.
He expressed optimism that the prayers would douse the pressure on the challenges in the nation.
Also speaking, Barr. Aminu Ramalan, another resident of Zaria said the prayer session was organized to seek for Allah’s intervention and guidance to the leaders to enable them gain additional wisdom and guidance in tackling the challenge.
Ramalan advised citizens to improve interpersonal relationship and repent most sincerely before their creator to achieve a sustainable divine intervention.
It would be recalled that Zazzau Emirate witnessed series of attacks by bandits, cattle rustlers and kidnappings in the last three weeks..