President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday trekked for over 800 metres from the prayer ground to his private residence in Daura after slaughtering the Eid ram on Tuesday.
Buhari had joined thousands of Muslim faithful to observe the two raka’at Eid el-Kabir prayer in Daura, Katsina State.
News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that the president arrived the Eid Praying Ground in company of his aides and relatives at about 9.48am.
He performed the annual sacrifice of slaughtering a ram immediately after the prayer session.
The news agency reports that Buhari trekked for over 800 metres from the prayer ground to his private residence amidst chants of `Sai Baba’ by well-wishers.
Earlier in his sermon, the Chief Imam of Daura, Safiyanu Dansanwai, who led the prayer, stressed the need for peace.
He called on the Muslim ummah to pray for peace, harmony and development of the country.
Newsmen report that the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouk Umar was among thousands of faithful who performed the two raka’at prayer.