Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to all the families who lost their loved ones in the ongoing shootings and security challenges in the country.
According to a statement released by the President’s spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari condones with the families and call for a low-key Eid celebration due to Covid19 restrictions.
“As Muslims in Nigeria join others globally in preparations towards Eid al-Fitr, a day that is celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, President Buhari has directed that all celebrations are limited due to the global Coronavirus crisis.
“To this end, the president, first family, his personal aides, members of the cabinet and service chiefs who choose to remain in Abuja will congregate in full compliance with COVID-19 protocols at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja to observe the Eid prayers by 9:00 am.
The killings continued at the weekend as bandits murdered no fewer than 11 persons in Katsina and Kaduna States.
Also, gunmen sustained their attacks on police facilities in the South-east as they hit a police station in Umuahia, Abia State capital.