Bauchi Emirate Suspends Hon Yakubu Dogara As Jakadan Bauchi

Senator Bala Mohammed


The Traditional title of Jakadan Bauchi being occupied by the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara has been suspended by the Bauchi Emirate council with immediate effect.

A Kingmaker and Galadiman Bauchi, Surveyor Ibrahim Sa’idu Jahun announced the suspension of the title of Jakadan Bauchi, Hon. Yakubu Dogara at a press briefing held at the palace’s council chamber.

Jahun explained that the council at its recent meeting reviewed the issue of 21st memorial anniversary of the Sayawa freedom fighter, Late Baba Peter Gonto held 31st December, 2021 during which Emirs of Bauchi and Dass, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu and Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu Othman were attacked by irate mob.

Galadiman Bauchi said that the council meeting was dismayed that one of the sons of the area, a stakeholder and traditional title holder of Jakadan Bauchi was mentioned as one leading the people and perpetrating the brigandage which occurred in that event.

He expressed the council’s surprise that Yakubu Dogara as hitherto Jakadan Bauchi did not sympathize or show any remorse towards what happened to the Royal Highnesses, the emirs of Bauchi and Dass following the event of 31st December, 2021 at Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa LGAs of the state.

Galadima Ibrahim Jahun puts the emirate council’s resolution succinctly thus, “The Emirate Council therefore decided to suspend the title of Jakadan Bauchi with immediate effect until the determination of the case by the Court”.

It could be recalled that the State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed has dragged the former speaker to the Bauchi High Court following his alleged involvement in the Bogoro/ Tafawa Balewa saga that culminated to the attack on the emirs.

The emirate council had after its meeting on the 4th January, 2022 condemned the attack on the emirs, and describing it as barbaric, provocative and misleading, and called on the state government to fish out perpetrators of the act with a view to bringing them to book.

The incident of 30th and 31st December, 2021 of the 21st memorial anniversary of the Sayawa freedom fighter, Late Baba Peter Gonto was hijacked by hoodlums, culminating to mob action in which the Bauchi emirs were attack, and houses and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed, as some persons were also alleged killed.


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