Hausa Community 140 years old in Imo without trouble -Gada


A leader of Hausa Community in Imo State, Alhaji Bello Gada has said that his people have lived in Imo State for 140 years yet without any trouble between them and the host state
The Wakili of Hausa told newsmen in Owerri recently that some of their forfathers moved all the way from Kano in 1880 when Nigeria nation was under regions and settled at Akabo in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State.
He said before relocating to settle at Njemanze street in Owerri, the Hausas had inter-marriage with the daughter of the traditional ruler of Akabo community which is an indication their stay at Akabo was peaceful.
He said that their forfathers left Akabo to Owerri not because they had any issue with the host community but because of persistent complaints concerning the method of their prayers from the indegenes of the area which the traditional ruler after considering it decided to send them to Owerri.
At Njemanze street in Owerri, the Hausa leader pointed out that his people also spent good time with the traditional ruler of Owerri, HRH Eze Njemanze and the people before moving to their present site at Ama-Hausa which was dangerous and busy with wild animals living inside when they entered into the place.
Within the period of settlement according to him, most of the Northerners became hunters which afforded them the opportunity to conquer the bush and settle down peacefully from that time till date.
He said that since their settlement at Ama-Hausa which spread down to Edede and to Waterside, the Eze Njemanze usually visits them to know how they are faring.
He said that from that period till now, the population of Northerners in the state have continued to increase in large numbers.
The Hausa leader expressed joy that 140 years down the line, the Hausas living in the state have continued to demonstrate love and friendship and above all have lived in peace devoid of any trouble between them and their host community Imo State.
Alhaji Gada who said that he is proud of the people of the state for their spirit of accommodation and sense of belonging accorded to them, while assuring their commitment and contribution to the success of the state.
Speaking on Sallah celebration, the Wakili of Hausa thanked the people of the state for celebrating with them describing the event as a great one.
He extoled the maturity and sagacity of the Sarkin Hausa of Imo State, Alhaji Auwalu Baba Saidu Sulaiman which has helped him to rule the Hausa community in the state.
He said that the Sarkin who is generally acceptable to the entire Hausa community in Imo State has in the course of his position remained the best Sarkin of Hausa in Imo State.


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