The Katsina Emirate Council has cancelled Sallah durbar, popularly called ‘Hawan-Sallah.’
The Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir, gave the directive in a statement by the council’s Secretary, Bello Mamman-Ifo, on Tuesday in Katsina.
“In view of kidnappings and banditry taking place around the emirate, and based on advises received from the state government, security agents, and health personnel, the emirate will not conduct ‘Hawan-Sallah’ and other festivities during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration,” he said.
According to the emir, the emirate will hold Eid and special prayers for peaceful coexistence in Katsina and Nigeria.
Similarly, the Daura Emirate Council also cancelled the Sallah durbar due to insecurity challenges in some parts of the state.
The council’s Secretary, Abdulmumini Salihu, announced this on behalf of Emir of Daura, Umar Faruq.
He further said the emirate would hold Eid prayer, including a special intercession for peaceful coexistence in the state and the country.