Adamawa: Bachama attacked by non-Fulanis, says Lamido
From Tom Garba, in Yola
The Lamido of Adamawa, Barkindo Mustafa has declared that the attack on Bachama communities in Adamawa was not carried out by the Fulani people in the state.
Mustafa made this known at the opening ceremony of MONIDAFE photo studio in Yola.
The monarch, who was represented by Alhaji Inuwa Baba-Paris, District Head of Jimeta said that the closest ethnic group to the Fulani people in the state were the people of Bachama.
He explained that there was no basis for the two ethnic nationalities to be fighting one another, due to their long historical ties.
The paramount ruler urged every community in the state to embrace dialogue, tolerance and build harmonious relationship amongst their people.
Turning to the 2019 elections, the monarch advised residents to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) at the designated INEC offices. He also announced that 38,000 PVCs were waiting to be collected at the various INEC offices in the state.
He then commended the MONIDAFE family for sustaining their family business of photography, calling on the people of the Jimeta and Yola to support the business, adding that the family was a bridge-builder for peaceful coexistence.
Mustafa, while eulogising the Monidafe family for maintaining cordial relationship with the people of Yola and Jimeta, revealed that their father was the first photographer in Yola.
In his remark, Mr Sunday Monidafe, father to Mr Stephan Monidafe, the Chief Executive Officer of the MONIDAFE images said that the business symbolised heritage from his grandfather. He recalled that his late father, Onome Modidafe who came from Burutu in Delta in 1950 snapped the first shot in 1952.