Northern Governors have called for sustained fervent prayers against banditry and kidnapping in Nigeria.
Niger Governor Abubakar Bello spoke on their behalf on Saturday at a symposium on the role of Imams in ensuring credible and peaceful elections.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Matane, Bello said security agencies alone cannot do it
The governor stated that prayers by religious leaders would help to address the ugly trend, NAN reports.
All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Niger, Umar Bago, corroborated Bello’s position.
Bago said the roles played by religious and traditional rulers in peaceful co-existence were enormous, and they should be supported to achieve maximum results.
Sen. Sani Musa (APC-Niger East) appealed to youths to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and called for prayers for hitch-free polls next year.