President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday joined other Muslim faithful at the parade ground of the Mambila Barracks, Abuja, to perform the Eid-el-Fitr prayer.
Reports say, the Nigerian leader, accompanied by some of his family members and personnel aides, arrived at the venue of the event at about 9.00 a.m.
Others at the praying ground included some members of the Federal Executive Council, security chiefs, heads of para-military organisations and government officials.
Report also said, the two-raka’at prayer was led by the Chief Imam of the Barracks, Muhammad Dahey-Shuwa, who spoke on the significance and spiritual values of the just concluded Ramadan fast.
Dahey-Shuwa, in his sermon, also prayed for peace and stability of the country, calling on citizens to continue to pray and support the nation’s security agencies in their fight against terrorism and violent crimes across the country.
President Buhari, who briefly responded to questions after the prayer session, admitted to be having sleepless nights over the security situation in parts of the country.
He, however, promised to spare no efforts at dealing decisively and mercilessly with the criminal gangs.
On the forthcoming general elections, the president reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to free, fair and transparent process.
The president had throughout the period of the Ramadan joined the Muslim faithful at the State House Mosque in the interpretation of the Qur’an (Tafsir)
The President, who participated in the daily exercise, had also used his evenings to host guests from cross sections of the country to Iftar (breaking of fast).