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Religious Leaders Can End Insecurity In The Country – Niger Governor




A Northern governor have called on Nigerians to offer up prayers to end the insecurity plaguing the nation.

The governor of Niger state, Abubakar Bello said this 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 insisted that security personnel alone cannot guarantee safety in the country.

He explained that prayers from religious leaders would put an end to the situation.

All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Niger, Umar Bago, corroborated Bello’s position.

He noted that the role played by religious and traditional leaders in putting an end to the insecurity in the nation cannot be over emphasized and they should be supported to ensure maximized results.

Sen. Sani Musa (APC-Niger East) also appealed to the youths to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and also asked that prayers should be rendered to ensure a hitch-free election next year.

Umahi Reacts To Disrupted One Million March For Obin In Ebonyi

An aide to Governor, David Umahi has denied the involvement of the state government in disrupting the solidarity rally that was supposed to hold for the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, on Saturday.

Naija News had earlier reports that Ebonyi State Police Command fired tear gas at a crowd assembled to embark on a one million march rally for Peter Obi at the Pastoral Centre, Abakaliki.

One of the supporters who witnessed the incident, Steve Ugama, disclosed that over five other supporters were arrested by the police after they teargassed the crowd.

He further lamented that the treatment meted to the supporters, who were having a peaceful rally, was undemocratic and inhuman.

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Reacting to the development, the aide told the Whistler that the government had no hands in it, adding that the orders were not from the state government