Bauchi Emirate suspends Dogara’s traditional title of Jakadan Bauchi
Story from Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi
The Bauchi Emirate Council has suspended the title of Jakadan Bauchi from the former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara over the recent Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro local government areas violence at the 21st memorial anniversary of late Baba Peter Gonto.
Briefing newsmen, the Galadiman Bauchi District Head of Zungur, Surveyor Saidu Ibrahim Jahun said “the Emirate Council decided to suspend his title of Jakadan Bauchi until the determination of the case by the court”.
He said further said “You may recall that on 4th January 2022, the Emirate expressed its stand on the incidence of Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa of the 30 and 31 December 2021. We condemned the incident, describe it as barbaric, misleading and called on the government to investigate and fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book.
Galadiman Bauchi said “At the recent council meeting we reviewed the case again and expressed our dismay on one of the sons of the area, a stakeholder and our traditional titleholder who was mentioned as one misleading the people and perpetuating the incidence, more surprisingly, he did not sympathize or show any sign of remorse to what happened to their royal highnesses the Emirs of Bauchi and Dass”
Recall that a crisis occurred during the 21st memorial anniversary of late Baba Peter Gonto.
The occasion polarized the Sayawa community into two – those in support and those against the occasion, the former Speaker Dogara wrote to the IGP and advised that the occasion should be suspended and alleged that the organisers sidelined some prominent stakeholders in the area and he warned that there may be a crisis if the organizers went ahead with their plans.
The emirs of Bauchi and Dass were attacked,10 houses were burnt and several vehicles were damaged, as a result of the incident, the Bauchi State Government filed a suit against Yakubu Dogara and 28 others.