President Muhammadu Buhari’s kinsmen have cancelled Durbar celebration in this year’s Sallah over insecurity in the area.
The Durbar celebration is a centuries-old procession of traditional leaders who ride lavishly decorated horses to greet the emir.
But Daura Emirate in Katsina State where President Muhammadu Buhari came from, has cancelled the Durbar celebrations for the upcoming Eid-El-Fitr over the lingering security challenges.
A statement by the Danejin Daura, Alhaji Abdulmumini Salihu, dated May 6 2021, said rather than the Durbar, that special prayers will be offered for sustainable peace in the state immediately after the Eid prayers on Sallah day.
“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,” the statement said.
Salihu said the Emir had instructed the District Heads to conduct the Eid prayers with the people in their domain and offer special prayers for lasting peace in the country immediately after the Eid prayer.
Source: Channels TV