Former Kano emir, Sanusi, leads Kaduna Eid prayer

Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Muhammadu Sanusi, Tuesday led the Eid prayer at the Murtala Mohammed Square prayer ground in Kaduna metropolis.

The Eid-el-Kabir, also known as big Sallah, is the prayer observed by Muslims a day after the climbing of mount Arafat in Makkah, Saudi Arabia to commemorate the day when Allah asked Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice a ram instead of his son.

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state and Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, were some of the dignitaries who observed their Eid prayer at the Eid praying ground Tuesday.

The former Emir of Kano in his message, called on Nigerians to continue to live in peace irrespective of their religious or ethnic differences.

Speaking after the Eid prayer, Governor el-Rufai reiterated the importance of peaceful coexistence among the diverse people in the state. He stated that more troops have been deployed to Kaduna state to help flush out bandits and other criminals to restore peace and security in the state.

The governor solicited for prayers from citizens to help tackle the myriads of challenges confronting the state. He noted that the prayers of all and sundry is needed to tackle the challenges.

Also, in a press statement signed by his special adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, the governor urged Muslims to emulate the example of faith and sacrifice that Sallah symbolises.

He commended the resilience of citizens of the state in this tough times and prayed for the blessings of Allah for the immense sacrifices that are being made by the people.