Pan Northern socio-political organisation, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has appealed to the Boko Haram sect to stop the bombings, killing of innocent Nigerians and embrace peace during the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan.
In a message to Muslims on the commencement of Ramadan,
the ACF urged the nation’s leaders to demonstrate love, fairness and
equity in all their dealings while the followers should pray for their
Publicity Secretary of the Forum, Mohammed Ibrahim, said
the month of Ramadan was not only meant for Muslims to abstain from food
and drink, but to reflect and devote themselves to the teachings of the
statement reads “the holy month of Ramadan has commenced in which
Muslims all over the world keep fast abstaining from eating, drinking,
sexual pleasure and other unlawful activities as decreed by Almighty
“The Holy Quran as a guidance for mankind, with evident
demonstration and clear proofs leading to the right path, which also
teaches Muslims to distinguish between good and evil was revealed in the
month of Ramadan.
“The period of Ramadan is therefore not only
for Muslims to abstain from food and drink but to reflect and devote
themselves to the teachings of the Holy Quran, practices and sayings of
the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
“It is also an occasion for
Muslims to reaffirm their belief in the oneness of Almighty Allah and
commitment to the ideals of Islam. Fasting also entails helping the less
fortunate and poor in our midst in view of the prevailing economic
hardship and inequality nationwide.
wishes the Muslim Community a peaceful, rewarding and blissful Ramadan
fast. It equally urges Muslims to devote themselves to prayers for
unity, peaceful coexistence and the courage to overcome the security
challenges confronting Nigeria”.