The Katsina and Daura Emirates have suspended public activities for the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir over security reasons.
The spokesman for the Katsina Emirate Council, Iro Bindawa, said the council has suspended activities of a public display by horse riders (Durbar) at the palace of the Emir of Katsina, Dr Abdulmumin Usman during the Sallah.
He said: “Yes, the Emirate council has suspended activities concerning Durbar during the Sallah, but his Eminence has implored residents to seize the Sallah period in offering prayers for the state and for Nigeria.”
Also, the Daura Emirate council in a letter dated 13, July 2021 by Danejin Daura, Abdulmumini Salihu, on behalf of the secretary of the council, said that all Sallah festivities have been cancelled.
He added that special prayer should be offered for sustainable peace in the state immediately after the Eid prayers on Sallah day.
Confirming the development, spokesman of the emirate council, Usman Ibrahim, said, “The circular is already in the public domain.”
However, the two emirates urged residents to use the Sallah period to pray for peace in the state and in the country.