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Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by fergie001: 6:38pm On Feb 19
Gombe State Government has imposed a 24-hour indefinite curfew within Billiri Local Government Area with immediate effect from Friday, 19th February 2021.

The development is following the current eruption of violence in Billiri Town, which has degenerated into a security threat to both lives and property.

According to a press statement signed by the Secretary to Gombe State Government (SSG), Prof Ibrahim Njodi Abubakar, The government affirmed the need for peaceful co-existence among the citizenry and commitment to the protection of lives and properties. Consequently, the government has suspended all forms of gatherings in Billiri Local Government Area.

The statement directed all security agencies to ensure strict compliance with the curfew directive while all citizens are expected to comply with the directive except personnel providing essential services.

It will be recalled that Gombe State Government had assured that it is making far-reaching consultations with relevant stakeholders on who becomes the next Mai Tangale amongst the top three contenders presented by the Kingmakers.

The disclosure was made by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi while addressing newsmen shortly after a stakeholders meeting held at the Deputy Governor’s office.

He said that the journey to the throne of Mai Tangale began when a total of 23 persons expressed interest in the position but through screening and some other important considerations in the selection process, the number was trimmed to 18 and eventually 3 candidates.

Those 3 candidates he further explained, secured votes from the Kingmakers to emerge and are now equals in the eyes of the law irrespective of the number of votes they scored.

Professor Njodi said that the names of the top 3 contestants who scored votes in the contest have since been forwarded to the State Governor, explaining that the “number of votes by kingmakers are not the determinants of who becomes an Emir or Chief, rather their votes only determine who makes the top 3 nominees to be recommended to the Governor and nothing else.”

The SSG added, “You all know that the 2020 laws of Gombe State as amended gives the Governor the prerogative to select one from the top 3 candidates.”

On 25th January 2021, the Governor of Gombe State assented to the Gombe State Chieftaincy Law, 2020. The relevant provision of the law as to the appointment of an Emir or Chief is that the Council of Traditional Kingmakers of an Emirate or a Chiefdom shall nominate to the Governor three candidates for the vacant stool from among eligible members of the Royal Family.

The Governor after due deliberation will then choose one of the candidates for appointment as an Emir or Chief.

The appointment of an Emir or Chief is, therefore, the prerogative of the Governor.

Ibrahim Njodi explained that “So the Governor alongside stakeholders are still making consultations to come up with what is good for the people.”

He also said that the seat of the Mai Tangale is such an important one that needs careful consultation and background checks to arrive at who sits on it.

He added that “Any sentiment or distrust in the process is uncalled for, because the three names submitted to the governor are bonafide sons, and all of them belong to the same lineage.”

While appealing for calm, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi said the Government can only function and meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people in an atmosphere of peace.

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The Community position

The selection among the potential rulers was suspended three times and in the fourth time, Dr. Maiyamba still won.

“The two other contestants got two votes each while Maiyamba had five votes when the kingmakers cast their votes. For many days after the election, no reason was given by the Governor of Gombe State as regards why the State Government refused to give Maiyamba his appointment letter.

“What we hear is that the Governor doesn't like him and prefers a Muslim candidate. For people that travelled by road from Yola, Adamawa State, to Gombe, there was no movement on the Federal road as women were seen protesting peacefully. The Kaltungo, Shongom, and Billiri areas are presently tensed,” the source said.

“We are all northerners with the freedom to be treated as equals. What gives us peace and unity is equal justice. We need peace and justice.

“People who know Dr Musa Idris Maiyamba know that he doesn't deserve this. Governor Yahaya should not deny Northern Nigeria the kind of good leaders we deserve in the name of perceived sentiments. Dr Musa is a medical doctor, a born prince, peaceful, respectful, and accommodating.

“We call on all people of truth, love, and justice to call on the governor to respect the wishes and decisions of the Tangale people. He should not allow the fragile north to continue to disunite based on our differences. Rather, he should obey the principles of justice,” another leader in the community said.


The residents and indigenes have several times insisted on the choice of Dr. Maiyamba, a position the State Government isn't very comfortable with.

There has been widespread protests in Shongom, and Billiri areas of Gombe State, after the newly selected ruler, Mai Tangale, Dr Musa Maiyamba, was not given his appointment letter and sworn in by the State Government.


The vacant stool was occasioned by the death of Dr. Abdu Buba Mausharu, the 15th Mai Tangale and only Christian monarch in the North-East, last month.

The Tangale are predominantly Christian with a small percentage of Islam and traditional religion as well.

The Gombe State Government was also petitioned in November last year, after the most Senior Judge, Justice Beatrice Iliya was excluded from the Chief Judge Nominees List, for being Christian; an act that drew widespread condemnation.

Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by Kriss216: 6:44pm On Feb 19
North and Violence are inseparable, it's in their constitution. It's easier to see pure water in Hell than to see a peaceful North.

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by gentlestdude(m): 6:47pm On Feb 19
if the north was a country on it's own they wouldn't be any different from the NIGER REP. and SOMALIA of today. now why must i be forced to live with such nuisances? #oduduwaREP
#biafraREP

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by LMS1(m): 6:48pm On Feb 19
What Is All These Semond All About
Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by longetivity(m): 6:54pm On Feb 19
Good News
Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by FalseProphet1(m): 6:58pm On Feb 19
I see peace returning back to gombe very soon, gombe is very peaceful compared to some northern states, I see the governor coming into the picture to impose his preferred candidate, I see the other two contestants having no other option then to accept the governor's choice, I see activities going back to normal. This I have seen.

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by MrImole: 6:59pm On Feb 19
Eewo
Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by englishmart(m): 6:59pm On Feb 19
Whoever merged the great people of south East with the North was a total disaster.
Pharaoh must let us go, sooner than later

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by OgunrinolA20(m): 6:59pm On Feb 19
Na their way....
Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by Flexherbal(m): 6:59pm On Feb 19
Must every process in this country end with violence!!!

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by KanuSE: 6:59pm On Feb 19
What's Mai Tangale, is it a name a person, place or animal?

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by Sultty(m): 7:00pm On Feb 19
Buhari is a terrorist

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by Analyst7: 7:00pm On Feb 19
We all know who needs brain cleansing the most
Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by Felabrity: 7:00pm On Feb 19
Violence everywhere
Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by soberdrunk(m): 7:01pm On Feb 19
When did Nigerians fall in love with violence? angry

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by annygifty(f): 7:01pm On Feb 19
It is well
Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by Uniquett1: 7:02pm On Feb 19
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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by Zimzy(m): 7:02pm On Feb 19
The want to impose a Muslim on the majority Christian area in their usual evil scheme

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by SimplyFacts: 7:03pm On Feb 19
I don't know the throne is not different from NURTW seat, where only the violent takes it by force angry

Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by specialmati(m): 7:04pm On Feb 19
cool cool cool may peace return
Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by gbaskiboy(m): 7:04pm On Feb 19
There is no day you will wake up and anticipate for good news everywhere is jam packed with bad news. Only God know how we ends up in this confused, visionless and directionless country.

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by Patrioticman007(m): 7:04pm On Feb 19
gentlestdude:
if the north was a country on it's own they wouldn't be any different from the NIGER REP. and SOMALIA of today. now why must i be forced to live with such nuisances? #oduduwaREP
#biafraREP
Are the Igbo's not from the North ?, Is it not wars that made Igbo's to migrate from Israel to present day land ?.
Google the history of Igbo's before you type rubbish.
Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by Monogamy: 7:04pm On Feb 19
Northerners really get too much problems...

Why is the selection of head chief would have to turn to violence? Why is the Bauchi governor not recognized the elected chief?

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by DropsMic(m): 7:04pm On Feb 19
Black man
Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by Commonguy: 7:04pm On Feb 19
hmmmmm. we never see anything
Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by tishbite41: 7:04pm On Feb 19
Islam, jihad, imposition and violence.
The North is cursed!

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by erniok(m): 7:04pm On Feb 19
Zimzy:
The want to impose a Muslim on the majority Christian area in their usual evil scheme
This is sad. Even in your community, a Muslim must rule over you.

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by JosephXavier(m): 7:04pm On Feb 19
Northern Nigeria is the most volatile and unsafe place to be right from the beginning of Nigeria

Those people up there are extremists and the most religion they practice don't help matters

A Christian was elected by five kingmakers as against his two opponents thatcher one each.

Why not appoint him the Emir and let peace

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Re: Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew by cbrezy(m): 7:05pm On Feb 19
What do you expect it's their lifestyle grin

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