The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has noted that as Muslims celebrate the Eid-el-fitr, the country deserves peace under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was contained in a press statement issued to the Nigerian Tribune in Kaduna, on Thursday and signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the forum, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim.
“Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states deserve some respite. Nigeria needs peace for the Buhari-led administration to effect the change Nigerians voted for.
“To this end, it urged the perpetrators of insurgency and terrorism to lay down their arms and stop killing innocent people, as Islam forbids the killing of innocent soul without any justifiable cause as prescribed by Sharia.
“ACF calls on the security agencies to intensify their efforts in combating the menace of the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-Eastern region and other terrorists activities nationwide.
While congratulating the new National Security Adviser and the Service Chiefs, the statement advised them to bring their experiences to bear and work together fast and tackle the renewed upsurge of the Boko Haram.
It also counselled Muslims to continue to devote themselves to prayers for unity and peaceful coexistence among the people of this country.
ACF, therefore, wishes the Muslim Ummah nationwide a peaceful and Happy Eid Fitr celebration.