Mai Tangale Enthronement Crisis: Gombe Govt Sets to Compensate Victims


No fewer than 8 people died and property worth N531, 358, 468 lost in a February this year enthronement crisis, according to Gombe State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr. Julius Ishaya. 

This came after a report was submitted by an assessment committee made of four anonymous commissioners and Chairman of Billiri Local Government Council, Margaret Bitrus, to the Gombe State executive council during its meeting yesterday. 

The report noted that 51 persons sustained various degrees of injury during the crisis. 

The commissioner said the state government is considering the possibility of compensating the victims of the mayhem. 

Also disclosed in the report of the assessment committee; 41 houses of over N94,666,000 million were destroyed, 401 corporate business places, 335 individual business places as well as 66 others belonging to Billiri LGA valued at N148,135,000 million were all destroyed.

The violence errupted in February 2021 after people perceived that the state government may not favor their choice of new Mai of Tangale when the kingmakers made an election. 

During the crisis 33 worship centres estimated at over N33,129,000 million and other property like car, animals worth over N31,480,000 million were similarly lost, making a total sum of N542,258,468 million.

The state government mandated the assessment committee to search and recommend ways of generating the money for the compensation.