Eid-el Kabir: Buhari calls for citizens involvement in ending insecurity as Muslims celebrate Sallah




President Muhammadu Buhari has called for citizens involvement in ending insecurity as Muslims faithful across the country yesterday thronged various eid grounds to two rakat Eid-el Kabir prayers marking this year’s celebration.

Buhari said increased disclosure of unusual activities will expose bandits and terrorists, nudging the security apparatus to eliminate threats across the country.

The president stated this while speaking to newsmen after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers at his country home, Daura, Katsina State, on Saturday.

“We are praying that the rainy season will be good for production of the food we eat in the country.

“Look at when we closed the borders for about two years, a lot of people went back to the farms and they have not regretted that decision. Now we are feeding ourselves and exporting rice.

“My advice is about people that are organising themselves and attacking institutions and communities. The people know them. So let them report them to the security agencies.

“I hope they will sit and reflect and make sure they save their names and their families,” the president said.

Among those in attendance at the prayers included governors and other top political leaders.

A symbolic slaughtering of ram was also performed at the praying ground shortly after the prayers.

Locations such as Ilorin, Zaria, Kano, Kaduna Kastina, Suleja, Borno, and reported peaceful celebrations as citizens trooped out to Mark the celebration.