Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has called on Muslim faithful not to limit their prayers to the ending COVID-19 alone but to seek God’s face to end the decade-long Boko Haram crisis.
The governor stated this in a statement on Thursday by his spokesman.
He said, “Majority of Muslims are likely to focus on coronavirus during ‘Tahajjud’ (late-night prayers) in these last 10 days of Ramadan but they should not forget supplication against Boko Haram and their sponsors.
“Without doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most severe threats to human existence; hence, accelerating prayers against it should be top priority.
“With that in mind, however, I will like to appeal to Muslims in Nigeria, particularly those of us in Borno State and the North-East, not to forget the murderous activities of Boko Haram. We have two viruses with equal lethal proportions. Therefore, our late night supplication should have twin-focus: prayers against coronavirus and prayers against Boko Haram, their sponsors and those who intentionally support them.”