Zamfara state government declares three-day fasting and prayers to tackle incessant bandit attacks

The Zamfara Government has called on residents of the state to embark on a three-day fasting and intensive prayers to seek God’s intervention against the activities of bandits, kidnappers and other crimes.

The calls for prayer was made by the state’s Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Bello Dankande, at a news conference in Gusau, the state capital on Tuesday, January 29th.

“I am sure you all know the efforts the state government and the Federal Government are making to tackle the activities of criminal elements in the state. We believe that the fasting and prayers will facilitate Allah’s intervention for both the safety and success of our security men and bring the ugly situation to an end.

These three days of fasting is voluntary to everybody because we are all either directly or indirectly affected by the situation.

“We are also soliciting for the intensive reading of the complete Holy Qur’an by Islamic scholars and their students to invoke Allah’s help.” he said

Zamfara has witnessed repeated attacks by Bandits and Kidnappers. Recall that late last year, twin sisters were kidnapped and later released in the state.