Blind cleric, Kasali, charges S/West govs to tackle kidnapping, banditry head-on

By Nudoiba Ojen

The Founder, Hour of Mercy Prayer Mountain Worldwide, Prophet Muyideen Kasali, has called on governors of Southwest states to give the issue of insecurity as it relates to kidnapping and banditry and as well securing the expansive forests the priority attention they deserve.

Kasali said, “All Southwest governors should forget about party differences, handle security with all seriousness. They should bear in mind that the hunters, if engaged, will do exceedingly well in the forests”.

The prophet, who spoke in his Palm Sunday message at his Ori Oke Alaseyori, Moniya Ibadan, hailed Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, for his approach to handling the forests to ensure the forests would no longer be hiding places for criminals.

Kasali said, “All our other governors should emulate the sensible step. They should not wait till the criminals start way-laying governors on the roads. They should not wait until senators, House of Representatives or House of Assembly members are being bundled to unknown destinations.

“It is a serious matter. What is the fate of the unconnected poor masses whose families cannot afford N50,000 ransom if picked by kidnappers? Let us get into action without delay, let us pray. This kidnapping and banditry issues should not be treated with kid gloves”.

Kasali, who said that Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde was doing well, however, urged him to call on hunters to collaborate with the security agencies to put an end to the incidents of kidnapping in the state.

The cleric called on pastors and prophets to step up prayers on the matter, saying, “We don’t have to wait until being chased out of churches.

He also called on Muslims to seize the opportunity of the Holy month to pray for solution to the security challenge facing the country.

“Don’t let us leave the issue of security to government alone. Everybody has a role to play. See something, say something. Speak up whenever you see a security threat,” the cleric said.

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