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The City of Dutse
Dutse is a city located in north central Nigeria. It is the capital city of Jigawa State. It is home to Federal University Dutse which opened in November 2011. The Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic has its College of Business and Management Studies at Dutse

With an estimated population of 17,697 (2007),[2] Dutse is the fourth largest city in Jigawa State behind Hadejia (111,000), Gumel (43,000), and Birnin Kudu (27,000).



BRIEF HISTORY OF DUTSE [GADAWUR]


Legend of the people speak of an early epoch of a great hunter called [Duna-Magu] a Kanuri man who first discovered Dutse nicknamed [Gadawur] as a rich hunting ground for gazelles [Gada in Hausa]. The settlement of Garu which traditions claim pre-dated the arrival of Bagauda to Kano in the dying years of the 1st millennium.
The earliest written reference to Dutse is reported in the   famous Kano chronicle which mentioned its defeat  by Sarkin Kano [Abdullahi Burja C. 1438=1452], who was said to have followed up the defeat with the marriage of a daughter of the Sarkin Dutse alongside the daughters of his Galadima.

The earliest written reports indicated  that  by the opening years of 18th century, Dutse had grown into a very big town comprising of about seventy wards within its walled vicinity. The wall, which was built around the rock clusters, enclosing [Jambo stream] within the central  area, hand twelve city gates [Kofofin Gari] named after the nearest wards:
1. Kofar Maranjuwa    7. Kofar Ma’ai
2. Kofar Burtilan    8. Kofar Tago
3. Kofar Yina    9 Kofar Kachi
4. Kofar Kukiya    10 Kofar Gadadin
5. Kofar Bukka    11 Kofar Galadimawa
6. Kofar Galamawa    12 Kofar Rariya
Although the wall does not stand now, remnants of it are still visible in some areas.


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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 07:35:15 AM »
BRIEF HISTORY OF DUTSE RULERS  C.1732-2000

ADA, THE GREAT C. 1732-1735
The years between 1732-1735 in Dutse’s annals were dominated by a powerful figure of Fulani descent called Ada who came to the area as a
 military envoy of Sarkin Kano Kumbari, sent on a mission in 1732 to put a stop to the slave raiding forays of Sarkin Dutse [Makuri] in to Kano area.
However, no sooner had Ada defeated Sarkin Dutse [Makuri] events took an unexpected twist as he not only usurped the ruler-ship of Dutse  but also asserted his independence and further proceeded with re-organization of a strong military force to rival Kano. Little wonder within two years he not only annexed territories from Aujara, Birnin-Kudu, Kiyawa, and Ringim; but also repulsed several expeditions mounted against him by his erstwhile boss.
The period of Ada marked Dutse’s pinnacle of zenith and glory. It is said of Ada that by c. 1735 all Kano warriors were reluctant to answer further Kumbari’s   call for expedition against him. This development left Kumabri at the mercy of some 99 Kano princes who only on exacting a heavy concession agreed to come  to his aid. The princes set out on their mission to capture Ada, by dressing eunuch  impressively  in  royal regalia  as to deceitfully appear as Sarkin Kano kumbari. In   the course of the encounter that ensured, Ada who mistakenly went in pursuit of Sarkin Kano [Kumbari] found himself  facing a decoy  surrounded by the prices. Even at that point Ada rather than surrender opted to fight to his last breath.
The gallant  combat fighter he was, Ada only  gave up the ghost after killing four of the  Princes namely:-Dan Buram, Dan Lawan, Dan Maje and Dan Isa. Interestingly  however, this victory  was not followed up with a march into the walled town with a view to seizing its control for as Kano chronicle  reports the ruler of Kano was prevailed upon by his advisers not to dare make the attempt but to return  home immediately..


[Tsohon Mutum] an erstwhile army commander and great strategist under Sarkin Dutse [Makuri] filled the vacuum left by Ada’s death. The most remarkable  achievement of which Dutse  tradition best remember him was the building of [Ganuwar  Garu] additional wall surrounding Garu palace town with  its only one  gate [Kofar Garu].
This wall, which still visible in many areas around the town was built with a mixture of special mortar  and  lumps of stones, making the town of Garu in-axcessable  to invaders except through the only one highly fortified gate.
The additional wall around the  hilltop create a castle like  fortification within an already walled town.
Sarkin Dutse [Tsohon Mutum] Retired on the admonishment of his Queen named  Yar-Gyatuma after 60 years on the throne C1737-1797  and was followed in succession by his  two sons Natata C1797-1799 and Gwajabo C1797-1806.
Sarkin Dutse Gwajabo was over thrown by [Salihi and Musa] the Jihadist Revolutionaries who captured  Dutse in 1806.


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