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Shehu Umar II turbaned as 2nd Shehu of Bama

Shehu Umar II Al-Amin El-Kanemi has been turbaned the second Shehu of Bama - a first-class emir to lead the Bama Emirate Council in Borno State. Photo: Ibrahim Sawab

Shehu Umar II Al-Amin El-Kanemi has been turbaned the second Shehu of Bama – a first-class emir to lead the Bama Emirate Council in Borno State.

The traditional installation took place on Saturday at the Shehu’s Palace in Bama town, Bama Local Government Area of the State.

But the presentation of Staff of Office is to hold at a later date, apparently due to many other restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

The traditional installation took place on Saturday at the Shehu’s Palace in Bama town, Bama Local Government Area of the State. Photo: Ibrahim Sawab

“But be assured that the official presentation of Staff of Office which will hold when the atmosphere is very clear, will host all friends and family far and near, home and abroad Insha-Allah,” announced Abba Bukar Abba Masta, the Shehu’s younger brother, on Facebook.

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“We apologise for not widely publicizing the event and holding it in a low key, it was due to reality of the moment.”

The State Governor, Babagana Zulum had on May 4, appointed the new Shehu of Bama, Shehu Umar II El-Kanemi following the demise of his father, Shehu Kyari Umar Ibn Ibrahim Al-Amin El-Kanemi on April 27.

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