Kidnapping: Muslims Celebrate Eid-ed-Fitr With Less Funfair
Muslims in Lagos Nigeria marked the Eid-el Fitr on Sunday with absolute moderation to keep off the danger of kidnap.
They complied with police instructions to keep away from flamboyant lifestyle that could attract kidnappers who are on the increase across the country.
Muslims trooped the Eid to pray after 30-day-Ramadan Fasting on Sunday and soon returned to their various homes to celebrate in a low key.
Except in Maiduguri, Borno State where suicide bombers attacked University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and killed one person, the Sallah celebration was peaceful across the country.
The Lagos State Police Command deployed more policemen with patrol vehicles to monitor strategic areas, such as Muslim praying grounds and mosques during the celebration.
The Muslims were very observant and marked the day with absolute moderation.
According to a Muslim, Abdukareem Abdulazeez, this year Sallah is a good one because it is celebrated in peace and love.
“We have become more modest in our ways of life and that is what Prophet Mohammad preached that we should do things in moderation. The fear of being kidnapped and the horror of being attacked by terrorist is right there,” he said.
According to Alhaja Monsurat Liadi, Muslims have become more conscious of their environment because terrorists now disguise as Muslims.
“Muslims are not terrorists. Muslims are not kidnappers. But we see these Boko Haram dressing like Muslims, that is why we have become more vigilant so that they do not mix with us to wreak havoc,” she said.