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Sokoto Muslim women pray against insecurity in Nigeria

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SOKOTO – Hundreds of Muslim women on Sunday prayed in Sokoto to seek God’s intervention over the lingering insecurity in parts of the north.

The special prayer was to seek God’s intervention especially in the recent abduction of over 200 school girls in Chibok, Borno State.

The women were drawn from Muslim Organisations, Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria, Women in Dawah, Muslim Students Association of Nigeria and Muslim Corps Members Association of Nigeria.

They described the abduction of the school girls “as very saddening and worrisome.”

The women also condemned the killing of innocent people among whom they noted were Muslim scholars.

Spokesperson for the group, Hajiya Rahmatu Saleh, called on those holding the school girls to have the fear Allah and release them.

She stressed the importance of prayers towards achieving peace in the country and advised Muslims to turn to Allah. (NAN)

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