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Ramadan: “Let’s pray against herdsmen killings, insecurity in Nigeria”

…As UNILAG Alumni holds Pre-Ramadan lecture Sunday

Ahead of this year’s Ramadan fast, Muslims in the country have been charged to use the period to pray fervently for God’s intervention over the security challenges facing the nation. President of the University of Lagos Muslim Alumni, Akeeb Olusola Oladokun gave this charge in a statement ahead of the 24th Pre-Ramadan Lecture of the group scheduled for tomorrow at the University of Lagos.

He lamented that the growing insecurity in the country today pose a major set-back to the socio-economic development and well being of Nigerians adding that the people must support government with necessary information to win the battle. Akeeb Oladokun however stressed the need for security agencies to fashion out new means of tackling the menace by ensuring that those who perpetrate the killings are brought to justice.

According to him, the security agencies must start with uncovering the source of weapons used by those who perpetrate the killings and their sponsors to stop further attacks. On the month-long Ramadan fast, the UMA President urged Muslims to take full advantage of the exercise in order to reap bountiful rewards from Allah.

He said as one of the five pillars of Islam, the Ramadan fast was for the Ummah to be more conscious of Allah and their duties to mankind. The 24th Pre-Ramadan Lecture with the theme; “Challenges of being a Muslim in present day Nigeria” will feature Professor Binta Tijani Jibril and Sheikh Dauda Abdulmajeed as Guest Speakers.


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