Buhari orders military, security agencies to provide security during Sallah


As Muslim faithfuls in the country join others across the world to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Armed Forces and national security agencies to provide maximum security across the nation during prayers and celebrations, especially in areas most vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

The President gave the directive in his message to Nigerians of the Islamic faith as they celebrate this year’s  Eid-el-Kabir.

The terror group, Boko Haram is used to unleashing terror during festivities and celebrations when security agencies and Nigerians lower their guards. There have also been cases of attack at worship centers.

In a statement by Sheu Garba, the president’s spokesperson, he assures all Nigerians that the days of Boko Haram are numbered noting that the group’s reign of terror in parts of the country will be finally over very soon as the ongoing military onslaught against the terrorist sect will continue relentlessly until total victory is achieved.

President Buhari also congratulates all Nigerian Muslims who are currently in the Saudi Arabia to participate in the rites of the Hajj.

As they join the global Islamic community in celebrating Eid-El-Kabir, President Buhari urges Muslims and other Nigerians to rededicate themselves to a greater acceptance and internalisation of   its lessons of piety, faithfulness, dedication, fortitude, obedience, sacrifice and selfless service which are for the benefit of all mankind.

He calls for  more  patience, fortitude, tolerance, endurance, patriotism and a greater willingness to make personal sacrifices for the good of all  as his administration strives to lead the nation towards rapidly overcoming its current security, economic and developmental challenges.

President Buhari assures all Nigerians that their safety, well-being and progress remain uppermost in his thoughts and actions, and that he will continue to work with all his might to deliver the positive changes in national life which they expect after his election and inauguration as Head of the Government of the Federation.

The President seizes this opportunity to extend heartfelt commiserations to families in Maiduguri and North-Eastern Nigeria who have sadly lost beloved relatives in recent terrorist attacks.

President Buhari’s  thoughts and prayers for Divine solace are with all those who have been callously plunged into mourning by mindless terrorists, when others are celebrating this year’s Eid-El-Kabir.


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