The Emir of Daura, Dr Umar Faruk Umar, has ruled out the traditional Sallah procession in the emirate for the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr over security challenges.
He also directed that no district head should visit him on the Sallah day.
This was contained in a circular dated May 6, 2021, addressed to the district heads of the emirate and signed by Danejin Daura, Alhaji Abdulmimini Sahihu and which was obtained by Daily Trust on Sunday.
“The emir instructed me to inform you that, due to the insecurity in the country, kidnappings for ransom and other threats to national stability, the usual Sallah Durbar will not hold this Eid-el-Fitr.
“Instead, the focus will be on performing special prayers on the Sallah day as soon as the Eid prayers are performed,” the circular read in part.
It added that 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.
“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 circular added.