Following last week’s attack on the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, the House of Representatives has called on the executive arm of government to open avenues for dialogue as a means to address the security challenges confronting the country. In a motion presented by a lawmaker representing Kano state, Bashir Galadanchi, the House noted that the approaches being employed by the government to curb insecurity has not been effective.
The house resolved that the executive should initiate programmes that will promote the rule of law and address the factors that fuel insecurity and violent extremism.
The lawmakers commiserated will the Emir of Kano and the families of those who lost their lives in the attack on the Emir.
The office of the Emir of Kano on Thursday said that this year’s celebration of the end of Ramadan has been cancelled because the traditional ruler is too ill to take part.
It said in a statement that 82-year-old Emir Ado Bayero was recently hospitalized in the U.K. It gave no other details.
Some residents have however blamed growing sectarian violence for the cancellation. Radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram has killed hundreds of people in northern Nigeria this year, with a January attack on Kano claiming 185 lives.
Police announced on Wednesday that they defused 900 explosives in Kano over the past six months.
The Durbar celebration is a centuries-old procession of traditional leaders who ride lavishly decorated horses to greet the emir. This is its first cancellation in recent memory.