As Muslims all over the world celebrates Eid-el-Fitr, Northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has appealed to the Boko Haram sect to lay down their arms and stop killing people as Islam forbids such atrocities.
In an Eid-el-fitr felicitation message signed by it’s National Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim and made available to journalists in Kaduna, equally called on the security agencies to intensify their efforts in combating the menace of the Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast region and other terrorists activities nationwide.
According to the statement, “ACF congratulates the new National Security Adviser and the Service Chiefs as it believes that President Buhari has made the best choice and we expect them to bring their experiences to bear and work together fast and tackle the renewed upsurge of the Boko Haram. The states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa deserve some respite please.
“Nigeria needs peace for the Buhari administration to effect the change Nigerians voted for. As Mr. President leaves for state visit to USA on Monday, ACF wishes him and his entourage a fruitful deliberations with President Obama.
“ACF urges our leaders at all levels to consider themselves as servants of the people, demonstrate love, fairness and equity in all their dealings while the followers should constantly pray for God to guide the leaders towards good governance.
“The Holy month of Ramadan of 1436 AH (2015 AD) will come to an end with the sighting of Shawwal moon. The period of Ramadan was an opportunity for Muslims all over the world who fasted, prayed, reflected and devoted themselves to the reading and teachings of the Holy Quran, practices and sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, SAW.
“It was also an occasion when Muslims reaffirmed their belief in the oneness of Almighty Allah and commitment to the ideals of Islam. Muslims also prayed fervently for peace, unity and understanding among Nigerians, they also helped the less fortunate and the poor in our midst in view of the prevailing economic hardships and inequality nationwide.’’

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