Residents of Funtua and its environs in Katsina State are mobilising for prayers as they had increased community surveillance to avert the activities of suspected insurgents in the area.
The District Head, Alhaji Sambo Idris, said on Thursday in Funtua that he had instructed religious, traditional and community leaders in the area to organise for prayers sessions against terrorism.
Idris said he had also directed residents of the area to pray against all forms of violence and restiveness in the community and the nation at large.
He appealed to the people to increase surveillance in their areas and to contact security agencies over any movement of suspicious persons.
According to him, he also advised the people against taking the law into their hands in their effort to make the area safe and free from terrorists’ activities.
Idris expressed appreciation with security agencies, the state and local government authorities for their prompt response during emergency situations.
It will be recalled that the police on Tuesday apprehended three suicide bomb suspects at a check point in Tudun Wada, Funtua.
The arrest of the suspects, two girls and a man, was confirmed by the Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri.