By Suzan Edeh
YOLA — MUSLIM faithful in Adamawa, Tuesday, observed the Eid-el- Kabir amidst tight security, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. Adamawa is one of the three north eastern states affected by the emergency rule proclaimed by President Goodluck Jonathan due to terrorist activities.
Security operatives, comprising soldiers, policemen and men of the Department of State Services, DSS, manned strategic places in major towns across the state. NAN further reports that air force jets and helicopters flew across the state’s sky on surveillance mission.
Sniffer dogs were also deployed by both the police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for close quarter checks at prayer grounds in Yola, Mubi and Ganye.
However, the heavy presence of the security operatives did not in any way affect attendance at prayer grounds. In Yola, Gov. Murtala Nyako, national chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Barkindo Mustapha, were among the faithful at the prayer ground. Nyako advised the people to eschew bitterness and work toward enthroning lasting peace in the state.