Presidential Bungalow: Inside Buhari’s Simple Country Home
SHOLA JAMES was at Daura, Katsina State where Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s modest apartment sits with others
Daura is a very important town not only to Katsina State but to the entire Hausa race. The town carved another niche for itself recently: it is the hometown of the President-elect, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd).
Daura, which lies in the savannah zone, occupies a very important position in the history of the Hausa.
It is generally accepted as the origin of the Hausa states (Hausa Bakwai) and it had in time past been under the rule of females (Queens) known as Magajiya and others.
Daura is a predominantly Hausa/Fulani Muslim town centrally located on the northern apex of Nigeria which borders Kano, Jigawa states and Zinder in Niger Republic.
As the sun beat down hard on the President’s home town that sunny afternoon, everyone our correspondent made inquiries from regarding Buhari’s residence was happy to lend a helping hand.
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