The Katsina and Daura Emirate councils of Katsina State have suspended public activities during the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir for security reasons.
Activities affected are public displays by horse riders (durbar) at the palaces of the Emir of Katsina, Dr Abdulmumin Usman, and the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar.
The emirates advised residents of the two council areas to use the period in offering prayers for peace in the state and the country.
Sources revealed that the step was taken as a result of the current security situation in the state.
The spokesman for the Katsina Emirate Council, Iro Bindawa, confirmed the development on Wednesday.“Yes, the emirate council has suspended activities concerning durbar during the Sallah but His Eminence, the Emir, has implored residents to use the Sallah period to offer prayers for the state and for Nigeria,” Bindawa stated. (Punch)