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Jada, Atiku’s Birth Place Was Part Of Northern Cameroon – Premium Times Fact Check


Jada History

Atiku Abubakar is from Jada city in Adamawa State of Nigeria. However, Jada was once in Ganye Local Government Area in Adamawa. Ganye is thought to be the mom of the entire Chamba tribe.

This space was by no means a part of Nigeria legally till the February 1961 plebiscite the place the folks of the then Northern Cameroon voted to affix Nigeria.

The space had been entrusted to Britain by a League of Nations mandate in 1919 and later as Trust Territory by the United Nations in 1946, in line with an article revealed on Myculturebase.


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A plebiscite was held in British Cameroons to find out whether or not the folks most well-liked to remain in Cameroon or align with Nigeria. While Northern Cameroon most well-liked a union with Nigeria, Southern Cameroon selected alignment with the mom nation. On June 1, 1961, Northern Cameroon turned a part of Nigeria, and on October 1, 1961, the southern territory dissolved into Cameroon.

Ganye, which includes Atiku’s birthplace of Jada was the headquarters of British Cameroons, however following the plebiscite, joined Nigeria.

Though Mr Kanu is appropriate concerning the historic origin of Atiku’s Jada, it’s, nevertheless, instructive to notice that when Mr Abubakar was on November 25, 1946 born to a Fulani dealer and farmer Garba Abubakar, Jada village and different components of Chamba land within the then Northern Cameroon have been nonetheless referred to as British Cameroons.

With the defeat of Germany in World War I, Kamerun turned a League of Nations mandate territory and was cut up into French Cameroons and British Cameroons in 1919.

While France built-in the economic system of their a part of Cameroon with that of France, the British administered theirs from neighbouring Nigeria, making Atiku’s Jada a British franchise.

Aside from these historic twists, the actual fact, nevertheless, stays that the PDP presidential candidate is legally a Nigerian as Jada turned a full Nigerian territory after the plebiscite 59 years in the past.

Culled From Premium Times

Jada, Atiku’s Birth Place Was Part Of Northern Cameroon – Premium Times Fact Check


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