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June 13, 2024

EId-el-Kabir: Police ban Sallah Durbar in Kano

EId-el-Kabir: Police ban Sallah Durbar in Kano

By Bashir Bello

The Kano State Commissioner of Police, CP Usaini Gumel, has on Thursday banned Sallah Durbar for the upcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebrations in the state.

The ban could not be unconnected with the controversy that trailed the Kano Emirate tussle.

CP Gumel in a statement by the Command’s spokesperson, SP Abdullahi Haruna, said the ban is part of the commitment for sustenance of peace in the state.

The Police Commissioner said the decision to ban all Durbar activities throughout the State for the upcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebrations was as a result of series security reports obtained and wide consultations made with relevant security stakeholders to ensure the safety of the larger community.

According to the statement, “This is part of the commitment to sustenance of the peace by the Kano State Police Command in conjunction with all the relevant security stakeholders. In furtherance, a ban has been placed on all Durbar activities throughout the State for the upcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebrations. This measure is taken as a result of series security reports obtained and wide consultations made with relevant security stakeholders to ensure the safety of the larger community.

“The Kano State Police Command congratulates Muslim faithfuls and all law-abiding residents of the State for witnessing yet another Eid-El-Kabir Sallah period and assures that adequate security deployments have been put in place to ensure no breakdown of law and order in all parts of the State before, during and after the festive period.

“However, worshippers are advised to conduct their normal Eid Prayers at the various designated Eid praying grounds, traditionally done in the past.

“On a final note, the Command encourages continued collaboration and cooperation from all stakeholders to collectively work together to build a safer and more secure environment. The Command also urges everyone to keep reporting any suspicious movement of person(s) or item(s) they come across to the nearest Police Station or through the Command’s emergency contacts,” the statement however reads.

Recall that the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero had on Tuesday directed the district heads to get prepared to join him for the Sallah Durbar celebration in the ancient city of Kano.