A Cetenarian Dutse Emirate Official who spoke about Atiku’s controversial nationality, disclosed that Atiku’s mother is from Jigawa. This came after Mr Abubakar responded to the APC claims, by stressing that he was born and raised a Nigerian and has the conditional right to contest for the Nigerian presidency. On Tuesday, the centenarian official of the Dutse Emirate in Jigawa State, Isyaku Adamu, told journalists who visited the community that Atiku’s mother, Aisha, popularly called ‘Kande Yar-Malam’, who is from Jigawa married Mr Abubakar’s father after her first marriage crashed. He further disclosed that Mr Abubakar’s father, Garba, was a student coming from Sokoto to Dutse in search of Islamic knowledge when he met and later married her.
“He settled at our house, popularly called ‘Gidan Malamai’ (Scholars’ House). There, he met and married Kande and took her to present day Adamawa State where Mr Abubakar was born. Mr Abubakar’s mother, Kande, was junior to Alhaji Ali and Azumi; they are all late now. Kande was our daughter and Mr Abubakar is our grandson. We are all Fulani by tribe; our forefathers are scholars here in Dutse, that’s why our home is called Gidan Malamai.”
The chief who only agreed to speak on the condition that he would not be identified, reportedly told the journalists upon enquiry that Mr Abubakar’s mother was a daughter of one late Abdullahi from Jigawar Sarki. Premium Times reported that he is a high-ranking chief in Dutse Emirate Council to Jigawar Sarki, an ancient community in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State.