Nigerian Muslims joined other faithful around the world on Thursday to mark Eid-el-Kabir, one of the most celebrated events in the Islamic calendar.
Prayers were held all over the country with many dignitaries in attendance.
President Muhammadu Buhari observed the Eid-el-Kabir prayer at his native home, Daura, Katsina State.
The prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Daura, Sheikh Safiyanu Yusuf, at Kofar-Arewa Eid ground around 9.30 a.m.
In his sermon, the Imam stressed the importance of sacrifice in Islam.
He said that the sacrifice could be done with ram, sheep, goat, cow or camel.
Yusuf said the meat could be given to the needy and even non-Muslims.
He urged people to continue to pray to the almighty Allah to give the country peace, unity and stability.
The Emir of Daura, Umar Farouq, directed all mosques in the emirate to organise special prayer for peace and stability in the nation.
He prayed to Allah to continue to guide the President to be able to lead the country right.
‘’We need to intensify prayer for peace and stability in the country, because nothing can be achieved without peace,’’ he said.
Some of the important personalities who observed the Eid prayer include Director, Department of Security Service (DSS), Alhaji Lawal Musa Daura, and other prominent sons of the emirate including religious and traditional leaders among others.