The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Zainab Maina, has appealed to Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the release of abducted school girls from Chibok, in Borno State.
Speaking at a special prayer organised for the release of the girls, Miss Maina also appealed for the support of Nigerians in the fight against terrorism.
“Securing the nation is the duty of all,” she said.
The programme, was neither a church service, nor a Jummat prayer but an interfaith service organised to pray for the safe return of girls abducted 51 days ago.
Clergy men and school children, who were also in attendance, also prayed for the release of the girls from their captors.
With the call by eminent people around the world for the safe return of the abducted girls, it is expected that security agencies will step up the search for the girls who were abducted from their school more than 51 days ago.
Meanwhile, a pressure group based in Abuja on Wednesday cancelled its regular sit-outs following a reported ban on protests in the Federal Capital Territory, ordered by the Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu.
The group has gone ahead to sue the Commissioner, a case which will be heard on Thursday.