Muslim worshippers were however made to go through the pains of trekking to prayer grounds as vehicular movement was outlawed in both states throughout the period of prayers in order to forestall any security breach.
In Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, some worshippers were avoided the stress of the long trek as the government provided free buses at strategic points to convey worshippers to the prayer grounds scattered all over the town.
Delivering a sermon Friday at the Maiduguri Central Eid ground at Ramat Square, Sheikh Adam Alsunisiya (Imam Ideni of Borno) prayed for the return of absolute peace in Borno and urged worshippers to repent of their sins and return to the path of their creator.
He thanked Allah for enabling everyone to witness this year’s Eid-El-Fitr which he described as the most peaceful with unprecedented turnout.
Among dignitries that graced the Ramat Square prayer ground included: Governor Kashim Shettima and the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai Elkanemi, among others.