Boko Haram, Buhari govt resorts to fasting as an alternative

Mr. Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has resorted to prayers and fasting as an alternative to ending the Boko Haram insurgency.

Sadiya Farouq, the country’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has directed all the staff in her ministry to embark on prayers and fasting as means of ending the insurgency.

The directive from the minister was contained in a statement by Rhoda Iliya, the ministry’s Assistant Director and Information.

The fasting which commenced on Monday, the 23rd day of February has no definite day it will end.

Part of the statement reads, “The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the Permanent Secretary, Directors and staff of the Ministry have resolved to fast and embark on special supplications to the Almighty on Monday, February 24, 2020, in solidarity with the government and people of Borno state.

This is coming in the wake of Boko Haram Upsurge in the country that has led to the killing of many persons in northeast Nigeria, with many communities displaced.

A development that has since forced the Buhari administration to go spiritual as an alternative to ending the Boko Haram insurgency.  

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