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Muslims in Borno observe peaceful Eid prayers

The two-unit Eid prayer was observed peacefully in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital amidst tight security and partial observance to COVID-19 protocols. 

At Ramat Square venue of the main eid ground which witnessed a large turn out of worshippers including Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, Senators representing Central and North Borno, Kashim Shettima and Abubakar Kyari, Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Garbai Elkanemi among other dignitaries. 

In a brief sermon shortly after the prayers, Imam Idaini of Borno, Shettima Mamman Saleh enjoined Muslims to imbibe the virtues of sacrifice especially during this period of the Coronavirus pandemic as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim. 

Muslims at Ramat Square Venue, listening to the sermon by Imam Idaini. Photo: Dauda Iliya/Radio Nigeria

He prayed for lasting peace in Borno and other parts of the country and also for the quick end to the ravaging COVID-19. 

In a Sallah message shortly after the prayers, Governor Babagana Zulum said he will continue to invest in security, agriculture and youth empowerment to end the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency. 

High point of the Eid prayer was the symbolic slaughtering of the ram by Imam Idaini. Photo: Dauda Iliya/Radio Nigeria

He appreciated the immense support of the President and the entire people of the state for rallying around his administration, assuring to do more for the betterment of ordinary citizens.

Dauda Iliya

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