Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday night conveyed message of gratitude to Nigerians within and outside his state who joined in fasting and praying for an end to the Boko Haram insurgency.
Zulum had in a statewide broadcast, titled ‘We’ll fight, fast and pray’ on Wednesday declared one day fasting and prayers for the people of Borno state with a call for other Nigerians to join. Muslims and Christians across Borno fasted on Monday with prayers offered in worship centres.
In a message he tweeted on his handle, Governor Zulum said:
“I am not thanking fellow Nigerians within and outside Borno State for fasting today. I know too well that such an extreme act of worship could only have been done for the sake of God. I thank Nigerians for the specific purpose behind today’s spiritual endeavour. Today’s fast, which sought and still seeks Allah’s merciful intervention for an end to the Boko Haram insurgency, was largely carried out by many Nigerians out of empathy for the people of Borno state in particular, and for other parts of our dear country. In worship to Allah and for Borno’s sake, many Nigerians throughout the day, voluntarily abstained from food, water, and other personal affairs with abiding faith and hope that we regain enduring peace. Nothing I write or say can adequately convey the debt of our profound gratitude to all Nigerians”.