Somali leaders join Eid Al Adha prayers in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU – Somali leaders have attended Eid prayers at mosque in Mogadishu, amid Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid Al Adha.
The Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo joined Eid prayers with country’s army forces in Mogadishu.
All roads leading to the mosque were packed and parking spaces were at a premium, while hundreds of police and security soldiers were deployed ahead of the prayers, a policeman Mohamed Hussein said.
President Farmajo called on Somali army forces to rump up operations against Al Shabaab.
Meanwhile, large Eid celebrations were also held earlier on Friday in towns held by Al Shabaab in south of Somalia.
Thousands of people, including women, men and children have gathered to pray Eid prayers at squares in Jilib, Sakow and Elbur towns held by Al Shabaab.
The group’s commanders and fighters also attended the prayers in those towns.
However, all Muslims across the world are celebrating the festival of Eid al-Adha.
With Reporting by Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu