At least 2 out of five traditional rulers in Borno State forced to flee their palaces by the invasion of Boko Haram terrorists, have on Tuesday returned to their domains after 17 months of exile.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Emirs fled to Maiduguri two years ago when the insurgents took control of their domain in Askira/Uba Local Government Area of the state.
About two years ago, terror group, Boko Haram, which established a caliphate in Gwoza, Bama Askira,Uba and Dikwa respectively, murdered the Emir of Gwoza when he was on his way to Gombe for a funeral, forcing residents from the said communities including the Emirs to flee.
The insurgents were however dislodged by the military which took control of the area and restored normalcy.
The two Emirs, Muhammadu Askirama of Askira, and Ismaila Mamza of Uba, returned to their respective palaces on Tuesday in company of Borno Deputy Governor, Mamman Durkuwa.
Meanwhile, NAN reports that three other Emirs yet to return to their different domains include the Emir of Bama, Kyari El-Kanemi, Emir of Dikwa, Muhammad Ibn Masta, and Chief of Gwoza, Muhammad Timta.
The three are still residing in Maiduguri, the state capital.