- The village head of Butu-Butu has been suspended by Kano emirate over sales of land to some herdsmen
- According to the emirate, crises in the community was caused by migrants who built a mosque without due process
- Meanwhile, investigation into the land sales has commenced as the state appointed Madakin Shamaki, to oversee the affairs of the village
Karaye is one of the four new emirates created in 2019 by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano.
Haruna Muhammad Gunduwawa, the spokesperson of the emirate, released a statement announcing the village head’s suspension on Friday.
“The Fulani migrants built a mosque on the land without following the due process which ignites conflict with host community,” the statement reads.
“The suspension is to pave way for proper investigation by a committee set up to look into the allegations against the traditional ruler.
“The District Head of Rimingado, Auwalu Ahmad Tukur (Magajin Rafin Karaye) had earlier written a petition to the Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar II reporting the wrongdoing of the village head.”
“The village head was cautioned by both the District Head office and Rimin Gado local government council on selling the land.”
Meanwhile, the emirate has deployed Habibu Umar, the Madakin Shamaki, to oversee the affairs of the village pending the outcome of the investigation.
The emirate appealed to residents of Butu-Butu to support and cooperate with Umar to discharge his duty effectively.
The indiscriminate selling of land to non-residents contributed to the clashes that resulted in the loss of lives and property in Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa axis of Oyo state between February and April.
In May, Abdulganiy Oloogunebi, the Aseyin of Iseyin in Oyo, warned residents of the state to “stop selling land to foreigners” whose nationality could not be determined.
Kano Emir to President Buhari: Many Nigerians are starving
Recall that Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that the present economic situation in the country is inflicting untold hardship on Nigerians. The monarch raised the concern on Thursday, July 15 while receiving President Buhari at his palace.
Buhari was in the ancient northern city to flag off the Kano-Kaduna rail-line and also commission some projects by the Kano state government. Citing the high cost of food and consumables in the country, occasioned by hyperinflation, The Emir urged the Buhari-led administration to ease the economic crunch impoverishing the masses.
He equally drew Buhari’s attention to security challenges across the country, urging the government to intensify efforts to restore peace.
Miyetti Allah claims southwest governors are hiding Sunday Igboho
In another report, southwest governors have been accused of allegedly hiding the wanted self-acclaimed activist Sunday Igboho, as the Department of State Services (DSS) continues searching for him.
Miyetti Allah Kautal H*re, one of the umbrella bodies of the herdsmen in Nigeria made the allegation.
Saleh Alhassan, the spokesman for the group alleged that the six governors in the southwest region are hiding Igboho. According to Alhassan, Igboho is being used, as his actions are political. He maintained that though the governors were hiding him, the security agents will get him. He went on to ask the governors, Igboho's godfathers in the southwest to bring him out.