By Dauda Iliya
The Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has felicitated with christians in the state and rest of Nigeria at the ongoing easter festival.
In a statement by his spokesman malam Isa Gusau, Governor Zulum call on citizens to pray and deeply reflect on key messages of the easter which align with the Government’s programme.
The statement adds one of the critical programme is the mass surrender of insurgents who undergo stringent security profiling, disarmament, demobilization and safe reintegration procedures that can guarantee the full return of sustainable peace in Borno State.
“The mass surrender of over 35,000 fighters and commanders, is certainly one of Allah’s many miracles towards healing Borno and rest of the northeast.”
It observes that the mass surrender is a product of the endless prayers of citizens across Borno and the entire country, immense sacrifices by armed forces and volunteers and repeated calls by political leaders, clergies, elders and traditional rulers, asking insurgents to lay down their arms and embrace the path of peace.
The statement therefore urge all citizens to fervently pray for the success of our de-radicalision for the mass surrender of those who seek peace, and for the successes of our armed forces and volunteers in front lines against those who insist on violence.