Maiduguri - Two out of five traditional rulers in Borno State sacked from their palaces by Boko Haram insurgents have returned to their domains after 17 months of exile, reports Sahara Reporters.
The monarchs were sacked in August 2015 by the insurgents.
The two traditional rulers that have returned to their palaces are Emir of Askira, Abdullahi Mai Muhammadu Askirama and Emir of Uba, Ali Ibn Ismaiya Mamza.
Borno State Deputy Governor, Usman Mamman Durkwa, accompanied the Emirs to their respective palaces in Askira/Uba local government areas, where huge jubilant crowds welcomed them
The Emir of Bama Kyari Ibn Ibrahim El-Kanemi and Emir of Dikwa Muhammad Ibn Shehu Masta, are still resident in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, as refugees.
Also read: Emir of Gwoza dies after Boko Haram attack
The Emir of Gwoza, Idrissa Timta was killed after he was abducted by members of the sect.
He was killed following an ambush by members of the sect along Tashan Alade on his way to Gombe State to attend the funeral of the Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar.
- News 24