Kazaure Towns And Villages

Kazaure is both an Emirate and a Local Government Area in Nigeria’s Jigawa State. Its headquarters are located in the historic city of Kazaure.

Below is the complete list Of Towns And Villages In Kazaure Local Government, Jigawa State, Nigeria:

1   Kazaure

• Durji

• Gada

• Guru Karatayi

• Kanti

• Kazaure Chikingari

• Tsohon Kafi

• Unguwar Gabas

• Unguwar Yamma

The Kazaure valley is ancient. First colonised by a Hausa (also called Habe) hunter clan commanded by Kutumbi. 1300 CE. Oral tradition given down by Griots says Kutumbi and his people moved from the Dala Hills, where blacksmiths lived. Historians think they were the earliest occupants of Kano.

Kutumbi, on one of his hunting journeys, located a valley surrounded by protective plateaus and rich in rivers and streams. His family were anxious about his extended absence from hunting, so they followed his footprints for days.

They discovered Kutumbi in a beautiful valley after a long travel. One of the newcomers said, “Wannan Wajen Kamar Zaure!” (The translation of the Hausa phrase is “This place is like an inner room”). “Kamar Zaure” became Kazaure throughout the years, giving the place its name.

Kutumbi’s tribe resided in the region for hundreds of years, leaving Hunter/Gatherer artefacts. Small-scale agriculture was practised.

Their faith lasted the longest; they sacrificed animals to Tsumburbura on Kazaure’s hills. Bori melodies and dances continue their tradition. Yarimawan Fulani arrived and built an administrative structure.

Kazaure, the emirate’s capital since 1819. Dan Tunku, one of Usman dan Fodio’s 14 flag bearers, formed it. Dan Tunku landed from Dambatta in a fortified settlement he called Kazaure and created an emirate from Kano, Katsina, and Daura.

Dan Tunku blocked an alliance of the Hausa Chiefs of Kano, Katsina, and Daura early in the jihad. Shehu gave him a flag for this accomplishment. Later, he helped create a Fulani regime in Daura, but he wasn’t involved in the jihad and contributed little to the reformers’ triumph in Kano.

His position in northern Kano was strong yet unclear at war’s end. As a flag-bearer, he could pay tribute to Shehu and Bello, but he was also under Kano’s guidance.

This flexible structure functioned while Sulaimanu was Emir of Kano, but when Ibrahim Dabo replaced him, it fell down. Dan Tunku denied Ibrahim’s loyalty.

He gave one of his vassals, Sarkin Bai of the Dambazawa fulani Clan, all of Northern Kano, including Dan Tunku’s jihad-won territory. This sparked outright warfare.

Fighting lasted five years, intermittently. First, Dan Tunku raided up to the city’s walls. Kano’s weight eventually told and he was pushed back. He still terrorised Kano Emirate’s north.

Clapperton travelled through the area in 1824 and discovered Emir Ibrahim preparing for the yearly campaign and numerous wrecked and deserted towns from Dan Tunku’s prior atrocities. Ibrahim Dabo afterwards tried to subdue Dan Tunku.

He led an army to the Kazaure highlands and occupied Dan Tunku’s walled camp. Dan Tunku counterattacked soon after and pushed Kano’s men away.

As the combat stalled, both sides resolved to seek the Sultan’s arbitration. Bello ruled in Dan Tunku’s favour and upheld his independence from the Emir of Kano. Kazaure became a distinct Emirate, and its borders were drawn.

After this decision, Kano and Kazaure lived as excellent neighbours. Even in Sultan Bello’s time, Fulani fought Fulani. This became more widespread as the century progressed.