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Northern Nigerian City Celebrates Ancient Festival as Security Improves

Riders wearing brightly colored warrior robes and bearing spears were again packing the streets of this northern Nigerian city, greeting their traditional ruler as locals celebrated a thousand-year-old tradition in a region hit by Boko Haram. Last week the traditional ruler in Zaria city rode in a horse carriage to kick off the Durbar celebrations that mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The Durbar is a custom dating back more than 1,000 years which involves warriors...

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