The governor of Kaduna State, Mallam El-Rufai on Sunday 21st October declared an unprecedented 24 hour curfew, a total lock-down, in the state capital and its environs. This followed the near total breakdown of law and order that followed the kidnap of the Agom Adara, the paramount ruler of Adara Kingdom, Katchia, Kaduna State on Friday 19th October. He was eventually killed a week later while the lock-down persisted.
Problem started in earnest in May, when Nasir El-Rufai, in pursuit of his open rabid Fulanization-cum-Islamic agenda, announced the incredible decision that all the traditional rulers in the State were henceforth to operate under the Fulani Sultanate.
In a 30th-May memo signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government Affairs, Adamu Mohammed Mansur, traditional rulers were advised they would now be addressed as Emirs, and consequently operate under the Fulani-Islamic Emirate headed by the Sultan of Sokoto. Dr. Maiwada Raphael Galadima, the Agom Adara, became the arrow-head of resistance to this repugnant policy. And so, in their characteristic manner, Jihadist elements arranged a ruthless visit to one of the communities under Agom Dr Galadima. Reportedly over 200 people were reportedly killed at Kasuwa Magani within a spate of one hour on Thursday 18th October!
Consequently, the King was invited to a peace parley with the Governor the next day. It was on his way back from the Governor that he was abducted, and his security details killed. He himself was later killed and dumped on the road two days later after part of the demanded ransom had been paid for him.
In a social media post, an officer of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI) in Kaduna described the Agom as “one of the few traditional Rulers in Southern Kaduna standing for Christ” and that there is a Chapter of the Fellowship in his palace.
The Emirate system which Agom Dr. Maiwada Raphael Galadima stridently resisted, is both a Fulani as well as a religious Institution. The pattern since Usman dan Fodio is to use Islam as camouflage to bring people under Fulani fiefdom. As history well showed, it was in this manner that even the Hausa kingdoms that had already embraced Islam were brought under the Fulani hegemony. The barely-hidden agenda currently unfolding, is to make Nigeria the Fulani capital of West Africa, as currently several villages, sacked of their residents, have been occupied by Fulanis and have their names changed (see Editorial from Vanguard newspaper of 18th July here). Even in Iwo in the Southwest, the newly-installed Oba at a time played with the idea of changing his title to Emir, thus attempting to repeat the infamous Ilorin saga in the days of Afonja in 1831 (see this account here). He however seems to have back-pedalled (at least for now), on account of the vicious response from the people. See http://punchng.com/yoruba-youths-knock-oluwo-for-adopting-emir-title-turban/
The furious resistance at Kaduna compelled an uncharacteristic hurried visit by the President.The current spiritual indications in the country are that the journey towards the 2019 elections remains quite tenuous and is laden with several booby-traps. Several Church denominations are embarking on extensive fasting and prayer for the peace of God to prevail in the land, especially ahead the elections. Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, for instance, has instructed that all parishes of the Church in Nigeria should meet three times daily to pray for Nigeria! No smoke without fire.