The Zamfara State government has sent 97 Islamic clerics on Lesser Haji to Saudi Arabia to seek God’s intervention on the banditry in the state.
The clerics, who left for Saudi Arabia, yesterday, are to “engage in prayer sessions in all strategic place of worship in Makkah and Madina for restoration of peace in Nigeria.
In his address before the clerics left the country, Governor Bello Matawalle urged them to put the state and its people first in their prayers.
He was represented at the forum by the Deputy Governor, Senator Hassan Nasiha.
Matawalle said: “You should put Zamafara State and the people first in your prayers. When you do this, Allah himself would cause an end to multiple problems of the state and the nation.”
In his sermon at the airport, a prominent cleric in the state, Dr. Atiku Balarabe, charged the pilgrims to constantly remember that they are representative of all the people of Zamfara and to seek God’s intervention in the fight against the bandits and other criminals in the state.