The Shehu of Bama Kingdom of Borno State, Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, has expressed delight that his community celebrated the Eid-el-Kabir for the first time in five years .
“Today we are celebrating Sallah in Bama which we were not privileged to celebrate for the past five years,” he said.
“Indeed we have to be grateful to Allah SWT for sparing our lives and none among us here today that are thinking to live up to this moment to grace this Sallah celebration in Bama.”
Bama was the target of Boko Haram terrorists in the past, forcing natives and other inhabitants to flee their homes.
El-Kanemi, the traditional ruler, wasn’t spared as his wife and daughter were reportedly abducted in 2014 and released two years later.
The monarch, alongside his counterpart from Dikwa, Masa II Ibn Umar El Kanemi, even fled their communities to reside in Maiduguri. However, peace has since been restored to the area.