The kingmakers in Gwoza Emirate Council of Borno state, yesterday announced Alhaji Muhammad Timta as the new Emir of Gwoza. Timta replaces his father, Shehu, killed by Boko Haram sect members on his way to Gombe two weeks ago.
The new emir was chosen after a meeting of the king makers in Gwoza. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the coronation was low keyed due to security challenges and continuous attacks on Gwoza by Boko Haram insurgents.
However, the new emir, according to the report, promised to unite and strengthen the relationship between Christians and Muslims in the area.