Former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon has advised Nigerians against taking laws into their hands, amid ethnic tensions in the country.
The retired general who stated this on Sunday in Sokoto at a one-day National Prayer Rally organised by Nigeria Prays, called for prayer against war.
We are offering fervent prayers that Nigerians will never raise their hands against one another.
Gowon urged Nigerians to ”love one another irrespective of religious, ideological, political and ethnic affinities”.
We should value the lives of our fellow human beings that God has created for a purpose. May we never take lives with impunity.
Gowon, the National Convener, Nigeria Prays, appealed to Nigerians to collectively pray for the speedy recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He also urged Nigerians to pray for the acting President Yemi Osinbajo and leaders at all levels
He solicited for sustained prayers for peace, unity and socio-economic prosperity of Nigeria.
I have no doubt in my heart that God will honour our collective prayer and intercession for our dear nation, as well as heal our nation of insecurity.
May we experience abundance of God’s mercy and showers of blessings over our lives and our nation as we raise our voices in heartfelt prayers today in Sokoto.