The Daura Emirate in Katsina State has canceled Durbar celebrations for the upcoming Eid-El-Fitr over worsening insecurity in North-West Nigeria.
This was announced in a statement dated May 6 and signed by Danejin Daura, Alhaji Abdulmumini Salihu on behalf of the secretary of the council.
It said special prayers will however be offered for sustainable peace in the state immediately after the Eid prayers on Sallah day.
Among the affected activities is the procession(Durbar) to the Emir’s Palace on Sallah Day. The Emir has also directed that no district head should visit him on that day, the statement said.
The statement partly read, “The focus will be on performing special prayers on the Sallah day as soon as the Eid prayers are performed.
“You are by this notice to inform all the Imams to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari (Bayajida II) and other leaders for protection from all evils of the enemies of progress of this country, its stability, and its corporate existence.”
This year’s Eid-El-Fitr Sallah is expected to be observed either on Wednesday or Thursday in Nigeria.