Insecurity: Ilorin emir cancels Sallah visit

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Jul 29th, 2014
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The Emir of Ilorin in Kwara State, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, yesterday cancelled this year’s traditional Sallah visit (Hawa’n Barike) to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, following insecurity in parts of the country.

The emir and his council of chiefs have always visited the governors to mark Eid el Fitr Sallah celebrations.

But on this occasion, Alhaji Sulu-Gambari said he was cancelling his traditional visit, following attacks in some parts of the country.

The emir said the dastardly acts were not only condemnable but also uncharitable to the well-being of Nigerians.

He regretted that evil-minded people celebrated the end of Ramadan fast with violence.

Said he: “We decided to celebrate a low-key Sallah to commiserate with the nation and the families who lost their loved ones in the bombing.

‘’We also cancelled this year’s Sallah homage to the governor to further express our deep concern .

“Whatever happens in other states also concerns us as a people and community. We pray that Allah restores peace to the country and foster unity among our people.”

The emir warned youths to resist the temptation of being used as  thugs.

 

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