Muslims to continue fasting, Shawwal moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia.
Onyxnews learnt that Muslims are required to fast one more day to mark the end of the Ramadan fast.
The committee responsible for sighting the new moon in Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that the Shawwal moon is yet to be sighted.
Consequently, Muslim faithful are required to fast on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Hence, Eid-ul-Fitr will now be officially celebrated in Nigeria on Thursday, May 13, 2021
Meanwhile, Onyxnews understands that Boko Haram has shared Ramadan packages, cash to Borno, Yobe Residents. See photos below..
The terrorist group loyal to the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have distributed Ramadan welfare packages to some residents of Borno and Yobe States.
It is understood that the insurgents distributed food items such as rice, beans, millet, maize, sugar, spaghetti as well as cash gifts to the residents.
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The insurgents claim the gesture is to help the residents observe the Ramadan fast with ease.
However, a security source noted that the welfare package might be part of a grand plan by the terrorists to lure new members into their organization.
“Imagine, they (insurgents) claimed that the gesture was aimed at assisting villagers to perform Ramadan fast and Sallah with ease and happiness, the same villagers they killed their friends and family members,” the source said.