- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has cancelled the Hawan Nassarawa traditional Sallah ceremony in Kano
- The governor said the event slated to take place on Thursday, June 6, was cancelled for security reasons
- According to Ganduje, there was intelligence report for fear of breach of peace during the upcoming event
The Kano State Government has cancelled the annual traditional Sallah event popularly known as ‘Hawan Nassarawa, slated for Thursday, June 6, for security reasons.
This is contained in a statement signed by Abba Anwar, the chief press secretary to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and made available to newsmen on Wednesday, June 5, in Kano.
According to the statement, the annual traditional event was cancelled after security meeting held between Governor Ganduje with heads of all security agencies, concerning all Sallah celebrations as it is usually done.
“There was intelligence report for fear of breach of peace during the upcoming event.
“It is clear to all that Ganduje is a peace loving leader, who doesn’t toy with safety and security of his people as well as all other citizens living in Kano.
“For this reason, and as a result of the intelligence report, the state government is not relenting, hence its decision to declare ‘Hawan Nassarawa’ cancelled,” Anwar said.
He added that after the security meeting the Kano Emirate Council was duly informed about the terrifying intelligence report and the cancellation of the event.
“People of the state are advised to go about with their lawful businesses and feel free in these days of Sallah celebration and beyond, as adequate security measures for the state to remain peaceful has been taken," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Ganduje and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, were at the eid praying ground in the ancient town on Tuesday, June 4.
Both men who were brought together by the eid el-fitr celebrations shook hands. The governor and the emir have not been seen together publicly since Ganduje split the Kano emirate into five.
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