The Emir of Daura, Dr. Faruk Umar, has suspended activities marking the end of the Ramadan fast in the emirate council, citing security reasons for the development.
Daura is the hometown of the sitting President, Mahammadu Buhari.
The royal father instead directed district heads in the council to 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. The Emir has also directed that no district head should visit him on that day.
The directive was contained in a circular signed by Danejin Daura, Alhaji Abdulmimini Salihu dated May 6, 2021, and addressed to the district heads in the emirate but made available to Patmos Media Line on Sunday.
The circular was 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.”
The circular further said the royal father had 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 the Bayajida II, President Muhammadu Buhari 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.
The spokesman for Daura Emirate council, Usman Ibrahim also confirmed the development.