Nigerians from all walks of life have converged on the Unity Fountain Abuja to hold intercessory prayers for the release of the abducted Chibok School Girls by Boko Haram since April 14, 2014 in Maiduguri, Bornu State. The intercessory prayer being coordinated by Ambassador Raphael Sebibo Horsefall started on the night of Monday, 21st July 2014 at the Unity Fountain, opposite the prestigious Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, and will come to an end Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 to mark the 100 of the abduction of the Chibok School Girls by Boko Haram insurgents.
Speaking to our correspondent at the event, Ambassador Horsefall said the prayer session has shown the indivisibility of the nation. “Nigeria is one that is why Nigerians have gathered here since yesterday night to intercede for the release of the Chibok girls, he said. According to him, Nigerians were at the venue to encourage the Armed Forces of the country to do more to bring back the girls without losing any of them. He posited that terrorism is alien to Nigeria because Nigerians are very peace loving people.
Muslims and Christians leaders took turns to pray and address the gathering at event. One of them is Pastor Mrs. Praise Elroi. She told our reporter that God will soften the minds of the Boko Haram insurgents to release the girls unconditionally. She said that Nigerian girls must not be discouraged from going to school because of the abduction of the Chibok school girls. She enjoined parents to endeavor to train their girl children in school so that they can contribute to the development of the nation.
A youth leader, Mr. Emmanuel Aboje told our correspondent that Nigerians youths have resolved that no treat by the insurgent will check the oneness and unity of the nation. In his opinion Nigerian unity will be strengthened by the challenge thrown at the nation by the abduction of the Chibok school girls.
A Psychologist and NGO consultant, Chief Mrs. Ann Nosike said the Lord is hearing the prayers of Nigerians as they came out irrespective of their religious differences to intercede for the release of the abducted Chibok school girls. He admitted that the dastardly act has been affecting the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan since it occurred on the 14th of April, 2014. She described the Boko Haram insurgents as enemies we don’t know but God knows them and will prevail on them to release the girls.
Comrade Abel Inalegwu while addressing the audience encouraged Nigerians not to relent in training girls in school. He expressed sadness that some people have chosen to drag the image of peace loving Nigerians in the mud. He prayed God to wipe the tears of the parents of the abducted girls soonest.