By Ben Agande
Abuja—President Jonathan has called on muslims in the country to pray for peace as well as the quick recovery of the Emir of Kano who was shot by yet to be identified gunmen last week.
In a message to mark Eid-el- Malud, president Jonathan expressed his greetings to all Nigerians, especially Moslems as they celebrate Eid-el-Maulud which commemorates the birth of Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him).
A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati quoted the President as saying that as muslims celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed, he urged all true believers in the Prophet’s Divine Message to continue to pray for peace in all parts of the country and resolve to do more to support ongoing efforts by the Federal Government and its security agencies to ensure greater safety of lives and property in Nigeria.
“The President urges them to offer special prayers for the officers and men of Nigeria’s security agencies at home and abroad who are working very hard, day and night, and sometimes making the supreme sacrifice for the security of the country and all who live in it.
“The President also urges the Islamic faithful to remember the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero and members of his family in their prayers and pray for their speedy recovery from the trauma of last weekend’s heinous attack, and the peaceful repose of the souls of those who sadly lost their lives in the despicable assault on an icon of the revered institution of traditional rulership in the country.”