By Matthew Ajai-Kume
Governor Samuel Ortom has called on Nigerians and particularly the Muslim faithful to sustain prayers to end insecurity in parts of the country.
In a statement made available to newsmen by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, he said: “As Muslims celebrate this year’s Eid-al-Fitr, Governor Samuel Ortom calls for sustained prayers to end insecurity in parts of the country.”
“The governor believes that with prayers and commitment on the part of government and the people, the wave of killings, kidnappings, herdsmen attacks and banditry will be surmounted,” the statement read.
According to Akase, Governor Ortom stated that, the peace, security and unity of the country must be placed above personal and sectional interests, as keeping Nigeria safe and united is a task for all its citizens.
He noted that, Governor Ortom urged Muslims in the state to promote the values and lessons of Ramadan such as piety, generosity, peaceful co-existence and justice.
The governor also acknowledged and appreciated the prayers made by the Muslim community any time the state is confronted with challenges.
He assured the people of Benue State that, the security of lives and property will remain the priority of his administration while he wished all Muslims a peaceful Eid-al-Fitr celebration.