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THE STRONG PRESIDENT: Buhari treks 800 metres back home after Eid el-Kabir prayer

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday joined thousands of Muslim faithful to observe the two raka’at Eid el-Kabir prayer in Daura, Katsina State.

File: Buhari walking/inspecting his farm

Reports have it that the president arrived the Eid Praying Ground in 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 metres 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 prayer.

NAN


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