Shehu, Borno Governor, Others Attend Eid Prayers Amid Boko Haram Attacks

Shehu, Borno Governor, Others Attend Eid Prayers Amid Boko Haram Attacks

 

Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar El-Kanemi and Governor Babagana Zulum attended yesterday’s Eid-el-Kabir prayers amid Thursday’s attacks in Maiduguri.

The rocket-propelled attacks, according to the police, were fired into Customs and Gwange communities, killing two persons and 16 others critically injured.

Leading thousands of Muslims for the prayers at Ramat Square, Maiduguri, Imam Idaini of Borno state, Shettima Mamman Shettima called for the unity of people with ‘raka’at prayers’ to end COVID-19 and the return of peace in the state.

Also, the Yobe state police command yesterday eased restrictions of vehicles to ensure a hitch-free and safe celebration among Muslims across the state.

The lift of the ban on vehicles restrictions was eased yesterday since the decade long Boko Haram insurgency claimed over 36,000 lives in the Northeast.

Spokesman of Command, ASP Abdulkarim Dungus in a statement said adequate measures have been placed to provide security at all praying grounds, mosques and other places of public gathering and urged people to provide useful information on suspicious persons, vehicles and other objects to the police.

Governor Mai Mala Buni also urged the people to exhibit good neighbourliness through love, peaceful coexistence and generosity in the spirit of the celebration.

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