The Borno Government on Tuesday appealed to residents of the state to intensify prayers for a divine intervention in the prevailing Boko Haram insurgency in the area.
Alhaji Mustapha Zannah, the Deputy Governor, made the call while inaugurating the newly-elected local government officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Maiduguri.
Zannah said the residents must be persistent in prayers for God’s intervention in the problem.
“We have been praying to seek divine intervention in the Boko Haram insurgency.
“We want to appeal to residents to keep prayer vigil at night across the state to further seek God’s intervention for the return of peace in the state”, he said.
Zannah also urged residents to pray for the safe return of the abducted 230 students of the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok.
He urged the newly-elected party officials to fear God in carrying out their duties.
Also speaking, the Borno APC Chairman, Alhaji Ali Dalori, advised the new officials to ensure fairness in running the affairs of the party. (NAN)