Emerging report on Wednesday, indicates that the Katsina Emirate Council, KEC, has announced that the usual Eid-ul-Adha royal exhibition festival has been canceled, due to the rising and incessant insecurity, and especially after the advance convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari was attacked with gunshots by armed Fulani bandits terrorists in broad daylight, on Tuesday.
The Council, in a statement signed by its Assistant Secretary, Sule Mamman Dee, explained that the regular Hawan Daushe, a royal exhibition of garments and regalia that features horse riding, will not accompany the Sallah celebrations scheduled for Saturday.
The Council noted that the Eid prayers will be lead by the Emir in the Mosque, with prayers that “all perpetrators of evil in the State and in Nigeria be exposed”.
The statement written originally in Hausa language, reads: “The Emirate Council is informing the general public that by God’s grace, on Saturday, 9th July, the Emir will lead the Eid prayers in the Mosque.
“The Council further asks ALL to pray to God to grant us peace and unity. Amen.”
Meanwhile, there are speculations that President Buhari may no longer spend his sallah holidays celebrations in his home town of Daura, after the attack on his advance convoy, for obvious security reasons.
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