Chibok Abduction: Women ministry holds interfaith National Prayers

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ABUJA – The Minister of Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina, on Wednesday led an inter-faith national prayers to call for the release of abducted Chibok .

At the event in Abuja, the minister also called for an end to all forms of terrorism and , saying in such situations, and children were the worst hit.

Maina said the prayer session became necessary as a show of concern for the plight of the abducted , adding that nothing was impossible with prayers.

is pertinent to note that the emerging threats to our national and have motivated this response.

“We strongly believe in the efficacy of prayers to God on behalf of our and for the restoration of peace and harmony in our nation.”

She said the present administration was resolute and committed to promoting education, saying was a tool for national development.

The minister welcomed the present administrations’ safer initiative, saying and stability was necessary for any meaningful development.

She added that was a collective effort of all Nigerians, saying all hands must be on deck to achieve this goal.

Dr Akanji, President of the Association of (CAN), in his remarks stressed the for all Nigerians to remember those in bondage.

He said that, although the situation looked hopeless, help was coming the way of the kidnapped girls, adding that confusion would soon set in the camp of the abductors.

“Those have taken these children should know that they cannot close the gates of heaven.

“Light will shine upon darkness, the power of God will come down, and the girls will come back to straight, “Akanji said.

The CAN president also called on all Nigerians not to be discouraged over the issue, urging all hands to be on deck.

Alhaji Musa Umar, Chief Imam of the National Abuja, also led the Muslim faithful in prayer sessions, while calling for an end to terrorism and

He said there was to sustain the momentum for the release of the innocent young girls, adding that awareness should be sustained to bring terrorism to an end.

More than 200 students of Girls Secondary , Chibok, Borno were abducted by insurgents on April 14. (NAN)