Kebbi State governor, Atiku Baku has asked Nigerians to repent and seek divine intervention for the nation to efficiently tackle its security problems.
The governor stated this when he hosted top government representatives, members of the judiciary, the legislature and the executive to a Ramadan breakfast at the government house, Birnin Kebbi.
Last month, nine police officers were killed during an attack by bandits in the state.
Two “Yan Sa Kai” (local vigilantes) and an unascertained number of residents also lost their lives in the attack.
In a statement made available by Abubakar Dakingari, chief press secretary to the governor, Baku said the call became necessary in view of the importance of repentance to human beings “both here and hereafter”.
He then pleaded with citizens to strengthen their faith in God through prayers and righteousness, adding that only God has the ultimate ability to end to all security challenges.
“I want to emphasise the need for collective and individual supplication towards eliminating problems that engulfed our dear nation, “he said.
“I also want to affirm the commitment of incumbent administration to uplift the condition of living of both urban and rural dwellers and I pray God Almighty to shower His blessings on us all.”
The governor also appreciated the “capability and commitment” of President Muhammadu Buhari to salvage the country from its problems.
On his own reaction, Mahmud Tukur-Shanga, chief whip of the state house of assembly, validate the resolve of the house to work in collaboration with the executive to develop the state.
He also praised the efforts of the governor in implementing schemes established to enhance the wellbeing of the people.