Hausa History: Daura, Kusugu Well And Bayajidda Myth

Hausa History: Daura, Kusugu Well And Bayajidda Myth

According to Hausa history, Hausa communities have been living in Central Sudan (much of modern day Northern Nigeria & some part of Niger Republic) for over 2000 years. Daura was believed to be one of the largest Hausa cities of that time. It had Queens as head of government that over saw the affairs of the people.

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During the reign of Queen Daurama, the major source of water for the people of Daura was the Kusugu well. However, the people could only fetch the water on Fridays because of a strange snake that lived inside the well.

The people continued to live with days of thirst due to lack of water, until one day a man who was believed to be a Baghdad Prince, Abu Yazid came to Daura because he could not become King after the death of his father.

The brave Prince after lodging in the house of an old woman called Ayyana, requested for water. He was not given enough water. He later requested to be shown the well to fetch water. He was warned about the strange snake that frightened the people from fetching water daily. He went to the well and eventually killed the snake after a fierce fight.

The Queen of the town married him for his bravery. He later became the King. Because be could not speak Hausa, people started calling him Bayajidda, meaning, "Someone who does not understand before.''

The Queen bore Bayajjida seven children that ruled over the seven Hausa states called ''Hausa Bakwai.''

The current president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari is from Daura. He has a house inside the town. He is currently the second in line to Bayajidda of the Daura Emirate.

Legit.ng reporter brings exclusive pictures from the president's resident in Daura, Kusugu well and Emir's Palace shown below:

Hausa History: Daura, Kusugu Well And Bayajidda Myth

Former Emir of Daura

Hausa History: Daura, Kusugu Well And Bayajidda Myth

Emir of Daura's palace in Katsina state

Hausa History: Daura, Kusugu Well And Bayajidda Myth

President Muhammadu Buhari's residence in Daura, Katsina state

Hausa History: Daura, Kusugu Well And Bayajidda Myth

Daura palace in 656 AD

Source: Legit.ng

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