Emirate Council Suspends Village Head For Selling Land to Fulani Herdsmen

Residents of Butu-Butu were urged to support and collaborate with Umar in order for him to carry out his duties properly, according to the emirate.
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Ibrahim Abubakar II, the emir of Karaye

The Karaye emirate in Kano has suspended the village head of Butu-Butu in the state's Rimingado LGA for selling land to Fulani migrants.

Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano, established four new emirates in 2019. Karaye is one of them.

Haruna Muhammad Gunduwawa, the emirate's spokesperson, announced the suspension of the village head in a statement posted on Friday.

The statement noted that;

“the Fulani migrants built a mosque on the land without following the due process which ignites conflict with host community,”.

“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.”

In the meantime, the emirate has dispatched Habibu Umar, the Madakin Shamaki, to supervise the village's activities until the investigation is carried out.

Residents of Butu-Butu were urged to support and collaborate with Umar in order for him to carry out his duties properly, according to the emirate.

Between February and April, confrontations in the Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa axis of Oyo state resulted in the loss of lives and property due to indiscriminate land sales to non-residents.

Abdulganiy Oloogunebi, the Aseyin of Iseyin in Oyo, issued a warning in May to citizens of the state to "avoid selling land to foreigners" whose nationality was unknown.