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7 Emirs flee palaces over Boko Haram attacks

04 September 2014, 17:31

Maiduguri - Seven first-class traditional rulers in Borno and Yobe States have fled their palaces following the takeover of their domains by Boko Haram militants, reports NewsDay.

With the takeover of these towns, Boko Haram commanders are now riding jeeps left behind by some of the displaced emirs as their official cars.

The Emirs that have been displaced include Shehu of Dikwa Muhammad Ibn Shehu Masta, Emir of Gwoza Muhammadu Ibn Mustapha Idrissa Timta, Emir of Bama Kyari Ibn Ibrahim El-Kanemi,  Emir of Askira Abubakar Ibn Muhammad Askirama and Emir of Uba  Ali Ibn Isma’ila Mamza.

Also read: Emir of Gwoza escapes terrorists camp

The only first-class traditional rulers still living in their respective domains in Borno are Shehu of Borno Abubakar Garbai El-Kanemi, Emir of Shani Nasiru Muhammadu Mailafiya and the Emir of Biu.

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