Abubakar Shehu-Abubakar

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Abubakar Shehu-Abubakar (born December 17, 1977, Gombe, Nigeria) is a Nigerian traditional leader who was appointed the 11th Emir of Gombe in June 2014.[1] He became Emir following the death of his father, Shehu Abubakar, the 10th emir, who died on May 27, 2014.[1][2] Abubakar Shehu-Abubakar is Shehu Abubakar's second son.[1]

Abubakar Shehu-Abubakar was born in Gombe, Nigeria, on December 17, 1977.[1] He attended Gombe Children Primary School from 1982 to 1988 and the Government Science Secondary School, Gombe, from 1989 until 1995.[1] Shehu-Abubakar received his bachelor's degree in political science from University of Maiduguri, where he was a student from 2001 until his graduation in 2005.[1][2]

Abubakar served as a Supervisory Councillor on the Gombe Local Government Council from 2006 to 2007.[1] From 2007 until 2009, he worked as the personal assistant to the Director of Administration at the federal Nigerian Ministry of Defence in Abuja.[1] He later became the chairman of Kliptown Lagoon Nigeria Ltd. and the executive director of Horizon Interlinks Global Resources.[1][2]

Shehu-Abubakar's father, the 10th Emir of Gombe of Shehu Abubakar, died from cancer in London on May 27, 2014.[1] He was appointed as Shehu Abubakar's successor in early June 2014. The Secretary to the Gombe State Government (SSG), Abubakar Bage, presented Shehu-Abubakar with his letter of appointment at the Gombe Central Mosque on June 6, 2014.[1][2] A coronation will take place.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Govt appoints new Emir of Gombe". The Guardian (Nigeria). 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-23. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d "Emir of Gombe dies at 76". P.M. News. 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-06-23.