Defence Minister Bashir Magashi, has called on Muslims to use Eid-el-fitri celebrations to pray to God to defeat bandits and terrorists ravaging Nigeria.
Mr Magashi made the call in a statement by his media aide Mohammad Abdulkadri on Monday.
He said the spiritual rejuvenation which involved fasting and prayer by all devoted Muslims in the last one month should be allowed to endure in their day-to-day lives.
The minister also emphasised the need to sustain the virtues of giving, sharing, sacrifices, supplications and showing compassion not only to fellow Muslims but also to non-Muslim neighbours as they did during the month.
He assured Nigerians of the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to peace and security in the country.
Mr Magashi thanked the civil populace for supporting the military at all times and also appealed to Nigerians to be security conscious during and after the Eid-el-Fitri celebration.
He urged them to continue to provide credible intelligence in aid of the ongoing military campaigns in parts of the country.
Mr Magashi also called on Muslims to celebrate modestly with purity and fear of God as well as pray for divine guidance and wisdom for the nation’s leadership at all levels.