Mubi - The people of Mubi town
in Adamawa jubilated on Friday following the return of its Emir, Alhaji
Abubakar Isa, after the military recaptured the town from insurgents.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Isa was in Saudi Arabia as the
state Amirul Hajj when insurgents attacked the town in October.
The residents lined the streets of Mubi and waved to the emir as he headed for
the Mubi Central Mosque.
The residents chanted: "Baba yadawo, Baba yadawo’’ meaning "Baba is back,
Baba is back’’.
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"This is one of the happiest days of my life and I pray things have normalised
for the better," Buba Ibrahim, who was among those that trooped out to
welcome the emir, said.
Hauwa Umar, who was also excited by the return of the emir, said the emir’s
return was symbolic.
"This historic return symbolised that Mubi has been liberated from the
insurgents,’’ Umar said.
The emir, who joined other Muslim faithful to observe the Jummat prayer at the
Mubi Central Mosque, urged the residents to take what happened as the will of
Isa called for sustained prayers for lasting peace in the emirate and the
nation in general.
The town had been under attacks by members of the Boko Haram
sect since October until Nov. 12 when the insurgents were dislodged from the
town by the military.
Calm has returned to the town except for the restriction of vehicular movement
by the military.