Katsina, Daura Emirates Suspend Sallah Festivitie­s over Insecurity


Worried by the security challenges in their emirates, the Katsina and Daura Emirates councils in Katsina State have suspended public activities for the forthcomin­g Eid-el-Kabir.

Activities affected are public display by horse riders (Durbar) at the palace of the Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumin Usman; and that of the Emir of Daura, Faruk Umar.

The two emirate councils, however, implored residents in the two councils to use the Sallah period in offering prayers for peace in the state and in the country.

In May, the Emir of Daura had also suspended activities marking the end of the Ramadan fast in the emirate council, also for security reasons.

The royal father rather directed district heads to join the people in their domains to pray for peace in Nigeria.

The spokesman for the Katsina Emirate Council, Iro Bindawa, confirmed the developmen­t yesterday.

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

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

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