President Muhammadu Buhari had reportedly trekked a distance of 800 meters back to his home after the Eid el-Kabir prayer today in Daura, Kastina his hometown
Reports have it that the president arrived the Eid Praying Ground in the company of his aides and relatives at about 9.48 a.m. Buhari performed the annual sacrifice of slaughtering a ram immediately after the prayer session. He trekked for over 800 meters from the prayer ground to his private residence amidst chanting of `Sai Baba’ by well-wishers.
Earlier in his sermon, the Chief Imam of Daura, Safiyanu Dansanwai, who led the prayer, stressed the need for peace. He called on the Muslim ummah to pray for peace, harmony and development of the country. Newsmen report that the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouk Umar was among the thousands of faithful who performed the two raka’at prayers.