Seek Divine Intervention To End Insecurity, Etsu Nupe Urges Subjects
By Mohammed Baba Busu
The Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has appealed to his subjects and Nigerians to seek divine intervention to end the security challenges bedeviling the country.
The Etsu Nupe appealed in a statement in Bida, through the Secretary of the Emirate Council, Alhaji Abdulmalik Usman, Nagya Nupe on Thursday.
According to Alhaji Abubakar, it is high time “we should all turn to Almighty Allah in our search for plausible solutions to the security challenges bedeviling the area, state and the country at large”.
These, he said, included banditry, kidnappings, terrorism, cattle rustling, and sundry crimes
The Royal father said there was no problem that was formidable to God.
He explained that the country would surmount all security challenges with fervent prayers and absolute faith in God.
“As Muslims and Christians, Nigerians should embark on ceaseless prayers in mosques and churches, individually and collectively, to enable us to have a crime-free society,” Etsu Nupe said.
On recent bandits’ attacks in some parts of the emirate, Etsu Nupe appealed to Muslims and Christian faithful in the emirate to intensify prayers for permanent peace in the emirate and the country in general.
According to him, prayers remain the most effective weapon against any form of challenges; as such people should shun fake news on social media platforms.
The traditional ruler also admonished his subjects and Nigerians to shun rumour mongering and spreading of fake news, to avoid unnecessary tension in the emirate.
He explained that fake news and rumour mongering would not do anybody any good but harm.
The monarch also enjoined his subjects to always contact the security agencies in the event of suspected movements.