The Emir of Daura, Dr Faruk Umar, has cancelled activities usually associated with the marking the end of the Ramadan fast in the emirate council, over insecurity.
The Emir, who directed the district heads in the council not visit him on Sallah day, instructed them to instead join the people in their domains to pray for peace in Nigeria.
Among the affected activities is the procession (Durbar) to the Emir’s Palace on Sallah Day as contained in a circular dated May 6, 2021, and addressed to the district heads in the emirate.
The circular was signed by Danejin Daura, Alhaji Abdulmimini Sahihu.
It read in part: “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.”
According to the circular, the royal father instructed the district heads to conduct the Eid prayers with 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.