Abuja – The Muslim Media Watch Group (MMWG), has called on the Federal Government to declare Friday, June 23 and Sunday, June 25 as work-free days for special prayers and fasting.
The call was contained in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja and signed by Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Co-ordinator of the group.
The statement described Thursday’s bomb blast at the Force Headquarters as unacceptable, saying the work-free days would enable Muslims and Christians to pray, to avert such incident in the country in future.
It said that the security challenges of the nation were beyond what government and security agencies alone could cope with and that there was a need for prayers to deliver the country from evil doers.
The statement urged the government to go beyond its security agencies and seek assistance from foreign security experts who could provide clues in addressing the challenges.
“Since it is now clear that the security challenges of this nation are beyond what the government and the security agencies can cope with, let us go back to our creator to deliver us from evil-doers by changing their minds.
“Government needs to go deeper into our security problems by not only replying on our nation’s security agencies but conduct its own investigation by the help of foreign-based experts,’’ it said.
The statement appealed to the leadership of both the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and the Christian Association of Nigeria to convene an emergency meeting to arrest what it called “the deteriorating security situation, spiritually’’.
The statement said that the time had come to break the security challenges by developing scientific methods to checkmate terrorist attacks. (NAN)