News Online reports that the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has appealed to agitators and separatist groups in parts of the nation to embrace peace.
While addressing Nigerians in an Eid Al-Fitr message released on Wednesday, May 12, the South-East Zonal Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Gidado Sidikki, said the spate of insecurity in the country had necessitated dialogue among citizens.
Sidikki, News Online understands appealed to Nigerians to embrace dialogue in resolving differences to bring about sustainable peace in the country. He again admonished different groups seeking breakout to refrain from malicious attacks on fellow citizens and state infrastructure.
“We implore Nigerians to continue with their known perseverance and tolerance and pray that the spirit of Sallah prevails and heals the nation of the reign of mutual suspicion and antagonism,” Sidikki added.
The MACBAN chairman said that in spite of the security challenges which had affected their businesses, the end to such challenges was in sight. He urged all Muslim faithful in the country to use the Sallah period to pray for the peace of the country and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.
“I wish the entire Nigerian Muslim Ummar a happy Sallah,” Siddiki said.
Meanwhile, the former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has asked Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and his government so as to have “requisite strength and wisdom to protect the nation, defeat the challenges” confronting the country.
The APC Chieftain also urged prayers for the military and other security agents confronting insurgents and bandits.
He made this call on Wednesday in his Eid-el-Fitr message titled, ‘Let righteous acts, efforts of Ramadan continue to guide our actions.