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Katsina Emir suspends Eid-el-Kabir Durbar over insecurity

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THE Katsina Emirate Council has announced the suspension of Durbar during the Eid-el-Kabir festivities over the high level of insecurity in the state.

The suspension was announced in a statement issued on Tuesday in Katsina by the Council’s Assistant Secretary, Alhaji Sule Mamman-Dee.

The Council said the regular Hawan Daushe, a royal exhibition of garments and regalia that usually features horse riding, will not accompany the Sallah celebration scheduled for Saturday, July 9, 2022.

The Council also stressed that the Emir would lead Eid prayers and pray to God to expose all perpetrators of evil in the state and in the country.

The statement, which was written in Hausa language, read, “The Emirate Council is informing the general public that by God’s grace, Saturday 9th July, the Emir will lead the Eid prayers in the mosque.

“Also, the Emirate is informing the people that the regular Hawan Daushe will not hold. May God grant us peace and unity. Amen.”

The Emir Abdulmumini Kabir-Usman, also advised Muslims to continue to pray for the return of peace to the state and country in general.

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“With that, he is urging the people to pray for peace, and also pray that all perpetrators of evil in the state and in Nigeria be exposed,” the statement said.

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