Ten­sion in Enugu over Sarkin Hau­sawa

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Tony Adibe, Enugu

There is ten­sion among mem­bers of the north­ern com­mu­nity in Enugu State over the re­ported in­stal­la­tion of an­other Sarkin Hau­sawa (tra­di­tional ruler) in the state, Al­haji Yusuf Sambo.

Daily Trust re­calls that on May 19, 2016, the north­ern com­mu­nity in the state re­port­edly elected Al­haji Idris Ardo as their new Sarkin Hau­sawa at a cer­e­mony in Enugu.

But on Wed­nes­day some mem­bers of the com­mu­nity in­clud­ing the As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice (AIG) in charge of Markurdi Area Com­mand, Mr. Abubakar Doma along­side other king­mak­ers, in­stalled Al­haji Yusuf Sambo as Sarkin Hau­sawa of Enugu State.

How­ever, ad­dress­ing news­men in Enugu yes­ter­day, Al­haji Ardo ap­pealed to the In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice and the Enugu State Gover­nor, Ifeanyi Ug­wuanyi, to call AIG Doma to order.

Also speak­ing, a spokesman of the north­ern com­mu­nity in the state who pleaded anonymity said: “There is se­ri­ous ten­sion in the north­ern com­mu­nity. This big oga came with plenty of po­lice­men to the Cen­tral Mosque and in­stalled Al­haji Yusuf Sambo as the Sarkin Hau­sawa when we had al­ready elected Al­haji Idris Ardo as the Sarkin Hau­sawa Enugu the Third.”

But when con­tacted on the phone, Doma said what he and his group did was le­gal and if any­one felt other­wise, he could go to court to chal­lenge the ac­tion.

“If any­body thinks that we did some­thing il­le­gal, let the per­son go to court and chal­lenge it. We didn’t do any­thing il­le­gal,” he said.

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