No fewer than seven emirs were forced to relocate from their emirates in north-eastern Nigeria within the last three months by the Boko Haram insurgents, this is according to latest investigative report.
According to the report carried out by Abusidiqu.com, not just the emirs that have been sacked from their emirates, but hundreds of district heads and inhabitants of those districts have also relocated and currently taking refuge in domains that the Nigerian military have succeeded in reclaiming from the clutches of the insurgents.
It was gathered that due to the ravaging effect of the almost five-year-old insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria, half of the emirates in Borno, one each in Adamawa and Yobe are existing without their emirs who have relocated to safer environments in the last three months.
In Borno State, the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Garbai Alamin Elkanemi, now has five first-class emirs taking refuge within his domain, after their emirates had been overrun by Boko Haram sect, the report stated.
It was also disclosed that in Yobe State, the Emir of Gujba, Alhaji Mukhtar Ibn Ali Gangaran, has fled to Damaturu, the state capital, after Boko Haram annexed his emirate as part of their domain, while in Adamawa State, the Emir of Mubi, with over 24 districts under it, is currently staying in Yola, the state capital.