President Muhammadu Buhari earlier today recalled his experience when some youths, who wanted to see him badly at the prayer ground during the Eid-el-Fitri prayers, almost overwhelmed security operatives.
The president admitted that the heavy security around him is not capable of protecting him, adding that only God can protect him from being harmed.
President Buhari disclosed this while granting audience to the Muslim community that paid him the traditional Sallah homage at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Amidst laughter from his guests, Buhari told the story of how he had to hold tight to his agbada and quickly rushed into his car.
He said anybody armed with a sharp knife could have caused havoc in that kind of riotous situation.
The President said, “I thank you most sincerely for fulfilling the tradition of greetings whoever occupies this place. I thank you very much for your loyalty to the country, as represented by our institutions and to the system.”
The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was among the delegation, commended the president for giving an enabling environment for people of different faiths to live together in the country.
Osinbajo said this was in fulfilment of President Buhari’s electoral promise that no religion would be given undue advantage over others in his administration.
Mr. Obinna Chukwu, the Permanent Secretary of the FCT who led the delegation urged all Nigerians to be their neighbours’ keepers and continue to work for the peace of the country.
The permanent secretary later presented a giant greeting car, a photo frame and a mat designed in the national colours as Sallah gifts to the president.
President Buhari was joined by his son, Yusuf Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki to offer Sallah prayers at the National Mosque Abuja.