The traditional Durbar, Hawan Daushe conducted twice annually during the festive period of Eid-El Fitr and Eid-El- Kabir, at Kano Emir’s palace on Wednesday claimed a life with two other injured, Police say.
The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II held the event today without the presence of Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who was at Bichi Emirate to witness the first Durbar in the newly created Emirate.
In a letter, dated June 4 and signed by Ibrahim Hamza, the director of Special Duties, Office of the Secretary to the State Government, sighted by Solacebase, the governor said his absence was due to some pressing engagements.
“I am directed to inform you that His Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR will not be able to attend this year’s Hawan Daushe due to some pressing official engagements that require his utmost attention. In the same vein, the usual Hawan Nassarawa to the Government house held on the third day of the Sallah is also suspended due to other exigencies.
According to the letter, “While regretting any inconvenience this may have caused the Council, it is hoped that His Royal Highness the Emir will have a successful Sallah celebrations.’’
Although Solacebase correspondent observed that many were injured close to the end of the celebration when some suspected thugs attacked people and stabbing some of the spectators.
Our Correspondent said there was heavy gunshot that was not similar to the dane gun used for gun salute in honour of the Emir at the event.
The Kano Police Spokesman Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa confirmed to Solacebase that six suspects have so far been arrested and the investigation continues.
He said the corpse of the man killed at the occasion has been deposited at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital while urging people to go and identify the victim.