19 June 2021 Josiah Buzun
The Tangale Community Development Association has advised the Gombe State Government to lift the curfew imposed on Biliri Local Government Area of the state.
A trustee of the association Dr Daniel Maddo, who made the call at a media conference in Jos, said the curfew which has lasted for over four months has hindered the People of the Area from going about their lawful businesses.
He said even with the imposition of the curfew, it has not stopped the isolated killings and kidnappings of the people at night and urged the Government to lift the curfew for the good of all.
The trustee also called on the Goverment to reverse its decision on the appointment of Danladi Maishanu as the new Mai Tangale noting that the Government’s action on the matter has violated section 21 (a) of the 1999 constitution (as amended) and the 2020 chieftaincy law of the state.
He explained that Dr Musa Maiyamba, in consonance with the customs and traditions of the people was duly elected by the kingmakers as the new ruler after the demise of the former Mai Tangale, Dr. Abdu Maisheru.
He said the decision of the government to impose a ruler on the people has thrown the tangale nation into confusion
He said In line with the State Chieftaincy law and the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Musa Maiyamba is the duly elected and recognised 16th Mai Tangale.
Maddo further said that if the government failed to reverse the decision, it would approach the court to seek Justice.