God Should Touch The Hearts Of Bandits To Repent – Abdulsalami Abubakar


A former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) has prayed for God’s intervention to enable bandits, kidnappers, and other criminals terrorizing the country to renounce all forms of criminality.

Mr. Abdulsalami, who anchored the fourth Republic, offered the prayers on Tuesday, 22 July, in an interview with reporters shortly after observing rakaats prayers for Eid-el-Kabir in Minna.

“I prayed to Allah to touch the hearts of these bandits so that they can denounce banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and other criminal activities,” he said.

Abdulsalami said peace and stability would ensure the meaningful development of the country.

The former Head of State, however, congratulated the Muslim Ummah and other Nigerians for witnessing this year’s celebrations.

He advised Nigerians to continue to remain peaceful and orderly as well as to assist one another.

According to This Day, the former military leader and the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello had paid the traditional Sallah homage to another former military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd) at his Hilltop residence in Minna, Niger State


Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger urged Nigerians to pray for the security agencies irrespective of ethnic and religious differences to enable them to overcome the current security challenges bedeviling the nation.

Mr. Bello appealed to residents of the state to provide security agencies with useful information to enable them to tackle the current security challenges.

The Governor expressed optimism that the country would overcome the current security challenges.

Also, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, former governor of the state, advised Nigerians to support and collaborate with government and security agencies to achieve maximum results.

Mr. Aliyu also advised leaders at all levels to come up with policies targeted at reducing the current hardship being faced by the people of the country.



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