Atiku calls for protection of traditional institution

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GOMBE – Former Vice Atiku Abubakar on Sunday called for protection of the traditional institution in the country.

Speaking with newsmen in Gombe, Abubakar said that traditional institutions were basis of the society.

He said the recent attack of the of Gwoza by insurgents, which led to death, was very shocking, adding that the government should be able to protect the traditional institution.

The former vice president, who was at the palace of the Gombe, condoled with the state government over the death of Alhaji Shehu Abubakar, the 10th Emir of Gombe.

He described the deceased as a level headed person who related with the ordinary people.

He prayed the Almighty God to grand him eternal rest.

Also at the palace for condolences was Mr Chris Garuba, a former administrator of the old Bauchi State.

Garuba described the deceased as humble, committed and dedicated to duty.

He prayed for the repose of the soul of the deceased and also for God to give the and government the fortitude to bear the loss.

The late was turbaned the 10th Emir of Gombe during the administration of Garuba in 1984. (NAN)