Two Years After They Were Sacked by Boko Haram, Two Emirs Return Home in Borno


Two years after they were expelled from their homes by the Boko Haram insurgents, two out of the five Borno Emirs have finally returned to their palaces.

The Emirs were said to have fled to Maiduguri two years ago when the insurgents took control of their domain in Askira/Uba Local Government Area of the state.

The insurgents took control of the area in August 2015 and announced establishment of Caliphate rule, forcing residents including the emirs to flee.

The Boko Haram members were however over ran by the military who took total control of the area and restored normalcy recently.

The two Emirs, Alhaji Muhammadu Askirama of Askira, and Alhaji Ismaila Mamza of Uba, returned to their respective palaces on Tuesday in company of Borno Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mamman Durkuwa.

Speaking at a short ceremony at their palaces, the Emirs commended the Nigerian military for their gallantry in routing the Boko Haram terrorists.

They expressed optimism that terrorism would end soon in the country, going by the successes being recorded by the military.

Allso speaking, Durkuwa assured the emirs that the government would undertake projects to restore life back to the area.

The deputy governor urged residents to be law abiding and report any sign of security threat to relevant agencies.


Author: News Editor

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