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Katsina emirates suspend Sallah activities, urge prayers

- Olaide Oyelude, Katsina

He Katsina and Daura emirate councils of Katsina State have suspended public activities during the forthcomin­g eid-el-kabir for security reasons.

Activities affected are public displays by horse riders (durbar) at the palaces of the emir of Katsina, Dr Abdulmumin Usman, and the emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar.

The emirates advised residents of the two council areas to use the period in offering prayers for peace in the state and the country.

Sources revealed that the step was taken as a result of the current security situation in the state.

The spokesman for the Katsina emirate Council, Iro Bindawa, confirmed the developmen­t on Wednesday.

“Yes, the emirate council has suspended activities concerning durbar during the Sallah but His eminence, the emir, has implored residents to use the Sallah period to offer prayers for the state and for Nigeria,” Bindawa stated.

The decision of the Daura emirate Council on the suspension of public activities during the Sallah was contained in a letter addressed to the council members and the emir’s advisers.

The letter was dated July 13, 2021, and signed by the Danejin Daura, Alhaji Abdulmumin­i Salihu, on behalf of the secretary of the council.

The statement added that special prayers should be offered for sustainabl­e peace in the state immediatel­y after the eid prayers on Sallah day.

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