St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, on Sunday, announced a special prayer for the freedom of more than 200 school girls abducted in Chibok, Borno.
Rev. Fr. Azige Alfred, the Assistant Parish Priest of the church, said during his sermon that the prayer became imperative to seek God's intervention.
"The church has decided to intercede for the release of the abducted girls throughout the month of May," he said.
He urged the members of the church and Nigerians to pray seriously and ask God to help the girls to gain freedom.
Alfred also said because of the security challenges in the country; the church had taken some measures to protect members.
He said such measures included the directive that church members and visitors should not be allowed to enter the church with handbags.
He called on leaders to create employment opportunity for the youths to curtail vices in the society.
He also called on the insurgents to have a change of heart, warning that everyone would give accounts of his or her deeds on the last day. (NAN)