Group seeks suspension of political campaigns over abducted students
Imams and Islamic scholars across the country have been called upon to begin special prayers for “peaceful release” of abducted female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria, in a statement issued in Ilorin by its national coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, also called on politicians to suspend all political activities including rallies and campaigns so that the entire country can pray for the girls.
The group described the abduction of over 200 school girls as “the greatest crime perpetuated in Nigeria in recent times”.
“Exactly one week today, (Tuesday) Muslim and Christian female students were abducted. The situation became more worrisome with the Borno State government putting the figure of abducted students at over 230, of which only 52 have been found,” he said.