JUST IN: Daura Hosts Special Durbar in Honour of Buhari (PHOTOS)


Less than 24 hours after the completion of his 8-year tenure, former president Muhammadu Buhari was hosted to a special durbar by a large crowd in his hometown, Daura.

There was plenty of pomp, pageantry and celebratory gymnastics on display during the special welcome-back event.

A durbar is a festival that normally holds during Eid el Kabir and Eid el Fitri celebrations.

It begins with prayers, followed by a parade of the emir and his entourage on horses.

Buhari’s former special assistant on digital media, Bashir Ahmed, described the event held on Tuesday as a “special Durbar celebration” hosted by the Emir of Daura in honour of the former president.

In pictures and videos shared on his Twitter page, sonorous traditional sounds permeate the air.

Men on horseback stir dust into the clouds, with energetic dance moves to go with it all.

“How to welcome your son after eight years serving the country as its commander-in-chief of the armed forces,” Ahmed wrote.

Check out photos from the Durbar below:

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