The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sunusi II, has decried the incessant killing of innocent children and women in mosques, markets and schools, and has urged Nigerians to pray for peace and stability in the state.
He made the call while addressing Muslim faithful after the Eid-El-Kabir prayer held at the Central Mosque in Kano on Saturday.
He noted that something urgent must be done to bring to an end to Boko Haram attacks.
The emir urged the people of the state to always live by the dictates of Islam and avoid acts that could earn them the wrath of God.
He charged the people in his Emirate to always be law-abiding and live peacefully with one another for the development of the state and the country.
He similarly enjoined parents to invest in the education of their children particularly the girl-child.
The emir called on well-to-do individuals in the society to assist the poor during this period so as to enable them celebrate the occasion with ease.
He commended the people of the state for their support to immunisation of children against the various killer diseases.
The emir prayed for the successful return of Nigerian Pilgrims from Saudi Arabia after the completion of this year’s Hajj.
The Kano State Deputy Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, urged people of the state to continue to pray for continuous peace and stability in the state and the country at large.
“We should continue to pray so that we will have permanent peace and stability in the state, the northern part of the country and by implication in the country as a whole,’’ he said.
He used the occasion to congratulate the Emir and the Emirate Council for successful Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
The prayer was also attended by other top government officials and members of the Emirate Council among others.
Security was tightened at all the prayer grounds in the Kano metropolis in a bid to ensure maximum safety during the Eid-el Kabir celebration.