Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has urged all Muslims in the state to pray for peace to prevail amidst the present demonstrations and youth restiveness across the country against the excesses of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.
Mohammed, who further called on the people of the state to emulate the lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad in promoting peace and peaceful coexistence, called on Muslim faithful to bury their ethnic, religious or political differences and continue to live in peace and harmony with one another.
“As we all know, Prophet Muhammad preached peace, honesty, patience, humility, sincerity, love for one another and the fear of God. It is these virtues that people, irrespective of their religious inclinations, are enjoined to imbibe and put into practice.”
He reiterated that his administration will not condone any act capable of causing rancour and disorder, adding that any person or group of persons found to be involved in such acts under any guise, will be dealt with according to the law.
“While wishing you a happy Eld-el-Maulud celebration, I pray that the occasion will be observed without hitches and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our noble prophet.” (NAN)