Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:02 pm
Heavy rainfall which began suddenly and lasted for about 30 minutes prevented Muslim worshipers in and around Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory from observing the traditional prayers held to mark Eid-el-Kabir festivalon Thursday morning.
The rainfall started at about 8.46am
It sent Muslim faithful, who had begun gathering as early at 7 a.m at prayers grounds around the city including the National Prayer ground, along Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Road, Abuja and some other prayer grounds in the Federal Capital City, scampering for cover to prevent being drenched.
Policemen who were deployed to provide security at the National Prayer ground also asked the worshipers to leave immediately the rain began.