A prayer summit replaced the Nigerian Farmers Association’s annual festival on Sunday following fresh attacks in Kagoro Chiefdom, Kaura local government area in Kaduna state.
the punch informs that the popular festival usually welcomes the New Year in the area.
The prayer summit, which was organized by the chiefdom in collaboration with a non-governmental organization called Global Peace Foundation—Nigeria, aimed to pray for the land, its people and the repose of the souls of those killed during the attacks. as well as the end of barbarian attacks.
Speaking earlier at his palace in Kagoro, Kagoro Chief Dr. Ufuwai Bonet says his people now live in fear as attackers have vowed to invade their communities again.
The supreme ruler urged security agencies to investigate and arrest the perpetrators in order to bring them to justice.
Dr. Bonet, on the other hand, praised the Global Peace Foundation—Nigeria for “accepting to partner with the chiefdom to achieve lasting peace in the area and hoped that the New Year would bring a new lease of life for the people.”
In his remarks during the prayer summit, the country director of the Global Peace Foundation—Nigeria, the Rev. John Joseph Hayab, said the program was organized to embarrass the enemy and encourage people not to lose hope in their search for a lasting peace. .
He explained that the Foundation, which is a non-sectarian, non-partisan, and non-profit organization, is “working with the community to promote an innovative, values-based approach to peacebuilding, guided by the vision of One Family under God. ”
Similarly, the Chieftains’ Peace Committee Chairman, Mr. Sule Kambai, thanked the people for agreeing to come out en masse to pray for the land, despite recent attacks in the area that resulted in the deaths of many souls.
the punch reports that the occasion, which was themed “Looking to God in Times of Trouble,” drew participants from both the Christian and Muslim faiths.
Meanwhile, House Minority Whip Mr. Gideon Gwani has called on the government to expedite the delivery of relief materials to victims affected by new attacks in his constituency.
Speaking on the sidelines of the event to replace the annual AFAN festival on Sunday, the lawmaker representing the Kaura constituency in the National Assembly also urged the government to increase security presence in the area to prevent further attacks.