Security was tight in Jos, yesterday, as Muslims celebrated Eid-el Kabir.
Our correspondent observed that heavily armed policemen took positions in strategic and violence prone areas of Jos and Bukuru Metropolis.
As early as 8 am, worshippers started going into their various places of worship.
The Chief Imam of Fibre Mosque, Sheik Aliyu Khalaid, commended the military for tackling insurgency.
He also called on citizens to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari over the delay in the appointment of ministers, stressing that he would not let citizens down.
At the Central Mosque, the ‪Chief Imam of Jos, Sheikh Muhammad Adam, called on Muslims to be of good behaviour and exhibit the true norms of Islam.‬
His sermon was preceded with two rakkat prayers.‬
‪He said Islam enjoins all Muslims to be of good behaviour, obedience to Allah and constituted authorities.‬
‪”As you go about celebrating, you should all exhibit a high sense of respect, discipline and also use the period to assist the needy,” he said.‬
‪According to him, people who have the means to offer rams and other lawful animals for sacrifice should “do that knowing that they are following the Sunnah (Traditions), of Prophets Ibrahim and Muhammad, and should do it rightly.”‬
‪The imam also called on Muslims to pray for the peace of the country.‬
‪”You should pray for peaceful co-existence and good leadership by the president, governors and local government chairmen.”‬
‪The Islamic cleric also said the festival is for Muslims to appreciate Allah’s blessings to mankind.‬