A young man reportedly caused a scene in Abuja where Muslim faithfuls gathered to pray and celebrate a popular Islamic festival.
There was a mild drama as thousands of followers of Tijjaniya Islamic sect celebrated Maulud of Sheikh Ibrahim Inyass, the birth of Prophet Muhammed in Abuja. A young man climbed the street light during the celebration and refused to come down as other followers begged him for quite some time before changing his mind, according to reports.
Also, the sect members, who came from all parts of the north literally took over the major streets in the Central Business District as they parked their vehicles indiscriminately on the roads and set up camps right on the expressways.
The Muslim faithful were said to have celebrated the Maulud at the National Mosque on Friday, but motorists and residents had to contend with serious discomfort as the visitors shut down the major roads and streets around the mosque.