Members of the Association of Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria, Lagos State, have pleaded with the abductors of the missing television presenter, Alhaji Razaq Gawat, to release him in the spirit of Ramadan.
The group said it was worried that his whereabouts remained unknown after he was declared missing.
This was contained in a press statement issued by the group’s spokesperson, Mr. Lekan Osiade, on Sunday.
It said, “We urge Gawat’s abductors to take pity on his family as they are lacking the fatherly care he gives them as the breadwinner.
“We plead for his release in the spirit of Ramadan as this would put smiles on the faces of his family members and Nigerians who benefit spiritually and materially from his programme.”
Also, many Islamic scholars and journalists on Sunday offered prayers at Ansar-ud-Deen Central Mosque, Ilorin, Kwara State prayed for Gawat.
The prayer was organised by the Muslim Media Watch Group and was led by Sheikh Yusuf Pakata.