TVC N. The National Inter-faith and religious Organisation of Nigeria for Peace has called on Christians and Muslim faithful in the country to use this Sunday and Friday to offer thanksgiving for the release of the 21 Chibok girls.
The national coordinator of the group, Bishop Musa Fomson while addressing journalists in Abuja on Saturday, October 15, urged Nigerians to also pray to God to help bring the Boko Haram terrorism and all other forms of insurgency to an end in Nigeria.
Fonsom who is also the general overseer of Spring of Life Assembly said although more of the girls remain in captivity, the freedom of this first batch to be released has awakened hope.
“We should pray for God to touch and soften the heart of those holding the remaining girls to also release them unhurt to their families.”
“Our belief is that whatever efforts we make as humans it will make tremendous impact when we commit them to God. We must thus unite our faiths in making supplications to God for the safe return of the remaining school girls. “Our hope is that this development marks the start of national healing.
We understand how the collective anguish over the girls’ abduction led to tempers flaring up across various divides. A lot of hurt was felt, not just by the biological parents or guardians of the students but parents across the land. “The lesson for all of us is that progress was made when we ceased hostility towards each other.
A breakthrough came when President Buhari was allowed to focus on delivering on his promise to bring back the girls. “Talks that made it possible for the girls to be released held only after the military recorded successes against the terrorists,” he said.