Insecurity: Emir of Ilorin Cancels Fulani/Bororo Eid-Kabir Sallah Festival
Ahead of the forthcoming Eid-Kabir Sallah celebration, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on Tuesday approved the cancellation of the Fulani/Bororo cultural festival holding annually at his palace square.
The monarch noted that the decision was imperative in the interest of the public and general safety as parts of security measures towards curbing the incessant terrorist attacks witnessed in the nation.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Magaji Nda of Ilorin, Alhaji Saliu Woru Mohammed, stressing that the cancellation will be effective especially in the headquarters of the five local government areas in the emirate as well as Kwara state at large.
Alhaji Sulu-Gambari also expressed regret over any inconveniences the cancellation may cause participants, organisers of the festival as well as the entire community.
He furthet maintained that the admonition was directed at the congregation of the Fulani and Bororo leaders including the Meyatti Allah who gathered and pleaded with him to assist them in the maintenance peaceful co-existence with their host communities in the state.
The statement therefore urged members of the community to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement and character contrary to the decision before, during and after the Sallah celebration to the law enforcement agents for appropriate action.
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