Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, has appointed Umar Ibn Shehu Kyari Ibn Umar Elkanemi as the new Shehu of Bama.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Kyari is the eldest son of the late Shehu who died last week in Maiduguri.
In the letter signed on Monday, the governor said the new monarch was appointed based on the recommendations of the Bama kingmakers.
The Secretary to the Borno State Government, Usman Jidda, presented the letter to Mr Kyari on behalf of the governor at the Shehu’s palace in Bama on Monday afternoon.
The letter reads: “I am directed by His Excellency to direct you to remain in Bama so that you can give a sense of belonging to the people, your role as a leader is very crucial and principal to the establishment of civil authorities in Bama.
“Your appointment was based on your proven integrity impeccable record of service to the people of Bama Local Government, and in particular service to humanity in general.
“Your Royal Highness sir, this appointment is conferred on you by the executive Governor of Borno State, you are hereby expected to exhibit a high sense of justice, equity, fairness to all people of Bama.”