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Sanusi, Masari, Emir of Gwandu, Na’Allah lament insecurity, urge vigilance, prayers

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Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, Emir of Gwandu, Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar and Vice Chancellor, Kwara State University, Professor AbdulRaheed Na’Allah, have lamented increasing insecurity in the country.

They urged Nigerians to be more vigilant and prayerful for the country to overcome the problem and other challenges confronting it.

Sanusi advocated urgent end to the rising trend of security threat ravaging the Northern part of the country.

Specifically, he challenged the Federal Government to rescue the country from banditry and kidnapping crippling socio-economic development in Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna and other affected states.

The Emir who raised the concern in his Eid-El-Fitir message shortly after leading the prayers at Kano Central Eid Ground sought prayers to end insecurity challenges in the North and entire country.

Also, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has called on Moslems to sustain the virtues of Ramadan to better their lives after the season.

Masari in his Eid-el-Fitri message to Moslems congratulated them for successfully ending the Ramadan fast.

He expressed concern over kidnappings, arson and bloodshed in parts of the country, especially in the North, which he said, almost overshadowed the month of Ramadan.

He said in spite of efforts to address the situation, the insecurity challenge had defied reason and logic and therefore, urged Nigerians to be more prayerful and and vigilant in their communities to forestall banditry.

He assured of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) commitment in the state and national levels to deliver on promises made, especially in the area of securing lives and property of Nigerians.

Besides, Bashar, who is also Chairman, Kebbi State Council of Chiefs has blamed the level of insecurity in the country on lack of indiscipline and greed.

He stated this yesterday in his Sallah message shortly after the Eid-El-Fitri prayers, adding that illiteracy, indiscipline, greed and other vices were some of the major factors responsible for insecurity in the country.

Bashar, who admonished Moslems to imbibe lessons learnt during Ramadan fast, lamented that lack of discipline among children and excessive greed were responsible for rising insecurity.

Meanwhile, Na’Allah, who spoke at the seventh convocation media briefing of the University at Malete yesterday, cautioned government at all levels against playing up sentiments with security issues in the country.

Na’Allah said insecurity in Nigeria has assumed a frightening dimension, causing academics incalculable losses occasioned by dearth of virile foreign collaborations with their counterparts in other climes.

He stressed that if Nigeria must overcome its security challenges, its leaders should jettison ethnic jingoism and religious sentiments, noting that any military formation divided along ethnic and religious lines could never win any battle against insurgency.

At the convocation slated for Saturday, June 8, 2019, which marks his last as Vice Chancellor of the institution as he leaves office in July this year, no fewer than 1,196 graduates would be conferred with different degrees.


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