Gwarsum was a 19th-century leader of the Ningi chiefdom. Little is known about him, but from around 1807 he looked to increased the size of his chiefdom in the area that is now Butawa Territory. He was known to have secured a victory over the Emir of Kano, Ibrahim Dabo, which had an impact on relations in the area and sparked off numerous conflicts.
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