Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has approved the appointment of Abba Umar Jato as the new Shehu of Dikwa.
Abba Umar’s appointment was announced in a statement by the Borno State government
He succeeds the late Shehu, Mohammed Ibn Shehu Masta II El-Kanemi, who died last week.
Recall that the Masta’s death was announced by the Secretary to State Government, Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa in Biu, shortly after the presentation of Staff of Office to the Emir of Biu, Alhaji Mai Mustapha Umar Mustapha by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on last Saturday.
He had been flown to Abuja a day before his death last Friday.
Alhaji Abba Tor Shehu Masta II, was appointed by the former Borno State Governor Ali Modu Sheriff towards the end of his second tenure in March 2010 as Shehu of the newly created Dikwa Emirate.
That appointment split the 100 years old Dikwa Emirate into two: Bama and Dikwa Emirates. The old Dikwa Emirate was made up of four local government areas: Bama, Ngala, Dikwa and Kala- Balge with 24 districts with the palace in Bama town.
The new Dikwa Emirate now has three local government areas: Ngala, Dikwa and Kala-Balge with 12 districts while Bama Emirate now has one local government area with 12 districts.