- Alhaji Danladi Sanusi Maiyamba is now the new Mai Tangale of Gombe state
- Maiyamba's appointment was announced on Wednesday, March 3, by the government
- There have been protests over who becomes the Mai Tangale in the state in the last few days
The Gombe state governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the appointment of Malam Danladi Sanusi Maiyamba as the new Mai Tangale.
Daily Trust reports that the director-general (press affairs), Government House, Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, March 2.
Legit.ng gathered that the statement said the appointment of Malam Danladi Maiyamba was informed by his personal qualities and suitability.
The statement read:
“In Exercise of the powers vested in him under the Gombe state chieftaincy Law, 2020 and based on the recommendation of the kingmakers of the Tangale chiefdom, the Gombe state governor, Alhaji has approved the appointment of Alhaji Danladi Sanusi Maiyamba.
“The commissioner, ministry for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo who conveyed the governor’s approval and presented the appointment later to the new Mai Tangle in Poshiya, Billiri, said the appointment of Malam Danladi Maiyamba was informed by his personal qualities and suitability.
“The presentation ceremony was witnessed by the chairperson of Billiri local government council, 9 Kingmakers of the Billiri chiefdom, members of the traditional council and other functionaries."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Billiri chieftaincy tussle in Gombe state degenerated into full-blown religious violence with a mosque and several other properties reportedly burnt.
It was reported that the sad development drew reaction from President Muhammadu Buhari who said he was shocked and deeply concerned.
The president's reaction was contained in a statement released by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Sunday, February 21.
President Buhari said who said he was seriously disturbed by the outbreak of the violence called on the parties involved to exercise maximum restraint to avoid escalation.
The Nigerian leader noted that the easy resort to violence is uncalled for because there are enough avenues to resolve differences amicably without threatening law and order.
President Buhari urged the Muslims and Christians in the state to avoid violence, noting that “in a circle of violence, there are no winners, except losers."
He appealed to the parties involved in the crisis to embrace peace and avoid giving chance to hoodlums to destroy the relative religious harmony Gombe state has enjoyed for decades.
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