The Emir of Bauchi, Rilwan Adamu, has banned horse riding before, during and after the Eid-el-Fitr Sallah ceremonies to safeguard the people from the current security challenges.
The horse riding durbar by royal horsemen, locally known as ”Hawan daushe”, held as a key feature of the Eid-el-Fitr Sallah celebrations, attract huge crowds into the city of Bauchi.
The Information officer of the emirate, Babangida Jahun, who announced the ban in a statement made available to the newsmen, on Sunday, in Bauchi, added that the ban covered the entire emirate council, including its districts, villages and hamlets.
“The annual horse-riding known as daushe is banned therefore all district, village heads and the general public should take note. Eid prayers will commence 9:00am in the state capital,” he said.
Mr Jahun enjoined the general public to comply fully with the ban order and cautioned parents and traditional title holders to ensure full compliance by their wards.
The spokesman also prayed for successful Eid-el Fitr Sallah celebrations.