Kano cancels annual Sallah Durbar

….another blow to emir Sanusi

Kano State government has cancelled the annual traditional Sallah Durbar, Hawan Nassarawa, slated for Thursday 6th June, 2019, for security reasons.

The cancellation was announced after a security meeting that was held yesterday during which Sallah durbars were reviewed.

A statement, signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Alhaji Abba Anwar, indicated that the council received an intelligence report on possibility of breach of peace during Sallah durbars.

The statement also indicated Kano emirate council had been informed about the development.

The general public are therefore, urged to go about their businesses, as necessary measures had been taken to protect lives and property of people.

The Sallah durbar is an annual event held a day after the sallah when subjects of the emir pay homage and allegiance to the emir.

Recall that the Kano emirate council was broken into five emirate council weeks after the 2019 elections over suspicion that the emir worked against the governor of the state during the election.

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