19 August 2012

Nigeria: Tight Security At Kano Eid Prayer Ground

Hundreds of policemen, soldiers and plain cloth operatives on Sunday provided water tight security for the thousands of Muslims who gathered at Sheik Ahmad Tijjani mosque for the Eid Fitr prayers.

The Muslim faithful, who attended the prayers, were only allowed into the premises of the mosque and the nearby area with their praying mats as part of the measures taken by the security operatives in order to ensure a hitch free sallah celebration in the state.

The Eid prayer was led by chief Imam of Kano, Professor Sani Zaharadeen, while the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero attended the prayers in a horse driven cart amidst tight security mounted by his guards and security operatives.

Bayero, who charged leaders to have empathy for their subjects, while charging the subjects to be obedient to leaders, said that both leaders and subjects had responsibility to each other and advised people to have good intentions towards each other.

The Emir then urged people to continuously pray for peace while advising them to have faith in God and prayed for a fruitful rainy season and good health for all Kano citizens as well as the country at large.

In his own sallah message, Kano State governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso urged the people of Kano to continue to live in peace and harmony.

Governor Kwankwaso advised indigenes and residents of the state to continue to cooperate with his administration in its mission to build a new Kano, which will be a pride to the citizenry.

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