July 20, 2024

Borno farmers face drought, resort to special prayer

Farmers in Borno have resorted to special prayers over imminent drought due to the lack of steady rainfall.

The farmers, mostly in northern and central parts of the state affected by the development, have resorted to prayers seeking divine intervention.

Many farmers in Maiduguri metropolitan, Jere, Konduga, Kaga, and Mafa local government areas said the development was disturbing and needed prayers.

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“You will see clouds as if it’s going to rain, but after some time, there will be strong wind pushing the clouds to another place, and that’s the end.

“If things continue this way, there will be drought,” a farmer on the outskirt of Maiduguri, Ibrahim Ali, told journalists.

Many farmers who also spoke on the disturbing development said they have resorted to prayers.

Meanwhile, the Borno Emirate Council has started mobilising the public for special prayers for rain, known as “Salatul Istisqa’a”.

A statement from the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, urged Muslims to converge at Ramat Square, Maiduguri, on Monday for the prayer.

The statement signed by the Shehu’s private secretary, Zannah-Umar Ali, urged Muslims to troop out, irrespective of age, gender and status, for the special prayer.


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