Kano -A total eclipse of the moon was witnessed in Kano Wednesday night, causing some restiveness among the residents of the city.
The eclipse, which began around 8 p.m, lasted for more than three hours, sending the city into total darkness.
As a result, the residents offered prayers to God for the moon to return.
The prayers, which featured verses from the Holy Qur’an, were offered in mosques in supplication to God “to make the moon recover from its sickness”.
Malam Nuhu Sulaiman, a Qur’anic teacher, said: “In the Islamic religion, we believe that the moon is also a servant of Allah, and, therefore, can fall sick through an eclipse like this.
“When we see it fall sick, we are enjoined to pray for its recovery.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the prayers lasted until about 11 p.m. when the moon came out again, signalling the end of the eclipse.