Authorities of Gboko Local Government Council in Benue State on Wednesday warned one Bala Isha Mamman Jagaba to immediately desist from parading himself as the Sarkin Hausawa of Gboko.
Our correspondent reports that the council through a letter signed by its Director of General Services and Administration, Dura Daniel, stated that the activities of the impostor were becoming very embarrassing to the council as they were also gradually undermining security among the Hausa Community in the area.
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The warning was sequel to findings by the council following a petition said to have been written against the Ter Gboko, Chief Gabriel Shosun, by the person of the same Jagaba.
Jagaba in the petition, which was copied to the Gboko Council Chairman, had alleged that the royal father was meddling into the affairs of the Hausa Traditional Council among others.
But the panel findings into the matter were said to have discovered that the petition was lacking in merit as all the allegations contained therein did not reflect the facts about the matter and hence the decision by the Council to issue him a warning.
The warning letter indicated that upon the demise of the former Sarkin Hausawa, Haji Maigari(IV), a selection process to pick his successor was carried out under the supervision of both members of the Hausa Community Traditional Council and the Gboko Area Traditional Council where Alhaji Isa Musa Maigoro emerged as the Sarkin Hausawa the (V).
It added that due process was adhered to in the cause of the exercise with the subsequent handing over of paraphernalia of office to Alhaji Maigoro who was recognised as same by both the Hausa community in Gboko and the Gboko Area Traditional Council including security agencies.
The council further warned that the unlawful activities of Mamman Jagaba and his cohorts would no longer be tolerated by the council, urging all law-abiding members of the Hausa community to rally round the duly recognised Sarkin Hausawa and assured them of adequate security and continued co-operation.
The council said any further meddling into the affairs of the Hausa Community in Gboko by Jagaba and his co- travellers will be visited with the necessary action as enshrined in the traditional laws of Gboko Local Government Council.