Bichi Emirate Council in Kano State, on Friday, organized a special prayer session to seek Allah’s intervention on the insecurity and other challenges bedeviling the country.
The Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Nasir Ado-Bayero, led the session at Bichi Central Mosque.
Imams, Qur’anic and Islamic school teachers from nine local governments in the emirate, under the leadership of Bichi Chief Imam, Khalifa Lawan Abubakar, attended the session.
The clerics recited the Holy Qur’an with the intention to seek Allah’s mercy; specifically for an end to the various security challenges facing the country.
Speaking after the prayers, Chairman, Bichi Local Government, Prof. Yusuf Muhammad, thanked the Emirate for organising the prayer. Muhammad said that the prayers were timely considering the series of insecurity challenges facing the country. He urged the people to organize similar prayers in their domains.
Meanwhile, there are strong indications that moves by some governors to secure licences for their respective volunteer corps; notably to carry assault rifles and combat the raging insecurity in their domain; may continue to hit a brick wall.
Embargo on the issuance of fresh firearms licences imposed on the police since 2013 is yet to be lifted; repeatedly frustrating efforts by some states to arm their security outfits and defend residents in their domain.
Sources in the police said that there was no plan to lift the embargo due to the insecurity across the country. They ruled out the possibility of lifting the embargo anytime soon; saying plans by the governors to write the President may not yield any result.