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Former Head Of State Says Prayer Is The Solution To Boko Haram

Channels Television  
Updated June 11, 2013

Former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on Nigerians to pray for the members of the Boko Haram sect as Prayers is the only permanent way out of the insurgency.

General Abubakar in a statement noted that it is saddening that despite repeated calls from well-meaning Nigerians, the sect has refused to hearken to the voice of reasoning.

In his words “I implore Nigerians to pray for those people who on their own decided to take to violence as a means of achieving whatever their aim is  so that they can have a change of heart, come to the table, discuss peace and discuss their grievances”.

“In the name of their conscience, in the name of Allah which they claim they profess they should lay down their arms and embrace dialogue to end the circle of violence”.

Recently, the United States declared the leader of the extremist Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, wanted and placed a $7 million bounty on his head.

The U.S. Department of Justice Reward for Justice Programme said it would pay $7million to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the Boko Haram leader.

General Abubakar decried the “senseless killing” by the extremists which has turned a lot of children into orphans. He said this situation should not be allowed to continue.












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