By Bukar Bolori
Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, Senator representing Borno Central, Kashim Shettima, and the Inspector General of Police, Baba Alkali, led top government officials and other muslim faithful to perform two Rak’at Eid Prayers in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai Elkanemi, Senator representing Southern Borno, Mohammed Ali Ndume, Chief Whip of the House of Representative, Mohammed Monguno, Speaker of Borno State House of Assembly, Abdulkarim Lawan and the State APC Chairman, Ali Bukar Dalori, were among dignitaries that were also at the eid prayer ground.
The eid prayer held at Ramat Square, a large space with capacity for thousands of persons was led by Imam Idaini of Borno, Shettima Mamman Saleh.
In his sermon, Imam Shettima Ibn Saleh urged Muslim faithful to pray for peace to return to the state and the country at large.
The celebration was peaceful in the town but the faithful had to take a long trek to the Eid grounds across the town with the banning of vehicular movement.