Tight Security in Minna as Muslims Celebrate

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Security around Minna, the Niger State capital, was effective wednesday as Muslim faithful celebrated the Eid-el-Fitr to mark the end of one month of fasting and prayers.

Armed security men and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) manned the major streets and other public buildings in the state capital.

Though the Minna central mosque was not designed for prayers, armed policemen cordoned off the place disallowing people entry into the mosque.

The Eid prayer ground where the prayers were offered was also protect by armed security men.
However, no ugly incident occurred during and after the two talk at prayers.

The state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello; former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), among others were the prominent Muslims that attended the special prayers for peace and progress of the country.

Bello and Abdulsalami later paid the homage on former Nigerian Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd) at his uphill residence.