Soldiers, police take over Yidi prayer ground in Kwara

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There was a watertight security at Ilorin Eid pray ground in Ilorin yesterday where the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and Speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly observed their prayers.

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Various security operatives including soldiers, police, men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Department of State Security Service (DSS) flooded the praying ground.

All the roads leading to the expansive central praying ground in Kwara state’s capital were manned by stern-looking security operatives, including members of the vigilante group of Nigeria.

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Of the six gates leading to the praying ground, only one was opened, the arrangement which brought about orderliness in parking of vehicles by the worshippers, who trooped out in large number for the prayers.

The two rakkah prayer was led by the chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheikh Mohammed Bashir Salihu.

Addressing the congregation after the prayer, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, enjoined Muslim faithful to sustain their religions obligations of living in peace and harmony with fellow human beings.

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He urged them to abstain from any act that could cause disunity among members of the society.

“I appeal to government at all levels to make welfare of the masses a priority. Happy Sallah celebrations and God bless you all,” he said.

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