Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd), former Nigeria Head of States and National Chairman of ‘Nigeria Prays’, on Sunday, led a prayer rally against killings, Boko Haram attacks in North East region and Nigeria at large.
Gowon, speaking during the one-day prayer rally held in Bauchi, said the prayer rally was organized to fervently intercede for the country in these troubling times.
The former head of state lamented about the issues of terrorism, insurgencies and various kinds of insecurity reigning in the North East zone and Nigeria at large.
“Lord, on behalf of Nigerians, we bring confession of the needless bloodshed, killings and attacks by the Boko-Haram insurgencies, banditry and the spate of kidnappings and all kinds of evil in various part of Nigeria.
“We beg for your forgiveness, mercy and cleansing of our country faced with numerous challenges.
“All Christian faithful and other religions in the country should please pray to God to help with the solutions of Nigeria’s problems.
“We pray that the land of Bauchi and the entire North East zone shall receive God’s divine visitation and deliverance from insurgency.
“May this war of insecurity end in Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Gombe, Yobe, Bauchi and indeed in the whole country,” Gowon also prayed.