BEVERLY HILLS, October 17, (THEWILL) – Youths across the country staged a prayer walk on Saturday seeking divine intervention on the state of the nation.
In Rivers state, the youths converged on Garrison Park in Port Harcourt Local Government Area to pray for Nigeria and against all forms of brutality by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
From Garrison, the group moved to Government House where they held worship and prayers, seeking God’s intervention to end all forms of oppression in the nation.
In Imo State, youths across the 27 local government areas gathered at strategic locations in Owerri to pray for Nigeria. While some gathered at Government House roundabout, some gathered at popular Assumpta roundabout and Freedom Square roundabout.
According to them, the prayer walk is in continuation of the nationwide protest against Police brutality and harassment of innocent Nigerians.
And in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, youths from different churches took to the streets to seek the face of the Lord in finding spiritual solutions to the socio-economic and political crisis in the country.
The youths carrying the national flag joined hands to offer prayers for peace, unity, meaningful change and development in the polity. While seeking divine intervention to the challenges confronting Nigeria, they, however, demanded good governance, reforms in the police among others.
Youths in Delta state on Saturday mobilized themselves for a prayer walk in Asaba The youths who gathered at the Interbau roundabout walked through Nnebisi road, praying to God to heal the nation
Meanwhile, protesters in the Federal Capital Territory on Saturday blocked the Abuja-Keffi Road. The development has forced commuters and motorists into standstill. On Friday, Abuja Protesters shut down the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road.
In Minna, youths under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Groupon Saturday embarked on a peaceful protest to demand an end to insecurity in Nigeria.
A co-convener of the protest, Mohammed Etsu decried the spate of killings by bandits in many parts of the state, and the seeming inability of security agencies in providing a lasting solution to the problem. They called on the government to listen to them because the future of Nigeria lies on their shoulders, and they do not want to inherit a country that has been bastardised.
Carrying placards, they converged on the Minna City Gate before embarking on a long walk to the popular Mobil Roundabout, chanting songs of freedom. The youths asked both the Federal and State Governments to address the problems of bad road infrastructure, epileptic power supply among other issues.