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Borno, Adamawa, Yobe observe peaceful Eid-el-Fitr

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Borno, Adamawa, Yobe observe peaceful Eid-el-Fitr

Thousands of Muslim faithfuls trooped out in Maiduguri, Yola and Damaturu the capitals of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states respectively to observe prayers for the Eid-el-Fitr on Wednesday.

In Maiduguri, the Vice-President Kashim Shettima, Gov. Babagana Zulum, and Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Garbai El-Kanemi, joined other Muslim faithful to observe the prayers at Ramat Square.

The two raka’at prayers were led by Imam Shettima Saleh, who prayed for the total restoration of lasting peace in Borno.

A colourful durbar was organised by the Shehu of Borno to mark the occasion.

In Yola, former Vice-President, who is the Waziri of Adamawa, Atiku Abubakar and Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri joined other faithful at the prayer ground led by Imam Ahmadu Bobboi.

Bobboi in his sermon urged Muslims faithful to leave in peace and embrace the spirit of forgiveness and tolerance.

He prayed for peace and stability of Adamawa and the nation in general.

A colourful durbar was also held by horsemen from the 36 district of Adamawa Emirate.

In Yobe, the Deputy Governor of the state, Alhaji Idi Gubana, led government delegation to the prayer observed at Damaturu Central Mosque.

The Chief Imam, Sheikh Goni Kamsulum, who led the prayers, enjoined the Muslims to continue practicing the lessons they learned about keeping brotherhood during the month of Ramadan.

He also called on parents to monitor their wards and the company they keep to ensure discipline.

In his Sallah message presented by his deputy, Gov. Mai Mala Buni congratulated Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the one-month Ramadan fast and wished them a peaceful celebration.

He reminded the people of the need to continue praying for the unity, peace, security, and prosperity of Yobe and Nigeria in general. 

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