HISTORY OF GOBIR: HOW GOBIRAWA MET THE HAUSA KINGDOM
From Sadiq Tukur Gwarzo
Gobir is one of the original Hausa states, said to be an ancient kingdom and a large country bordering Agadez to the north, Zamfara to the south, Mayali to the east, and the west to the west. and Konni.
But the point here is that their origins are not Hausa since some insistence ƴ comes from the Middle East especially Egypt, where it is believed that three of the Egyptian kings were gobirs.
The Emir of Gobir, Alhaji Abdulhamid Balarabe Salihu, once said in an interview with the Daily Trust:
The gobirs came from Egypt (egypt). He even said that they were the grandchildren of Prophet Noah A.S and left Egypt because of the difficult rule of the kings of the time. They landed at a place called Gubur. It was from there that they got the name Gobir.
He added that later on they arrived in Yemen, they fought hard in the country because they had the blood of war and heroes. Then they reached Libya, and continued on until they came to a town called Azbin, which was now occupied by the Taureg.
After leaving Azbin, they entered the Sahara, where they established a town called Magali, and later moved to a town called Surukul (both now part of the Republic of Niger). Gradually they conquered the city and conquered it in the 15th and 16th centuries. At that time, the Zamfara King Abarshi ruled over Katanga, and he eventually married the daughter of the Gobir king, Fara, who gave birth to the Gobir king. Ibrahim Babari.
Before Babari became king, he had to fight with the then Emir of Zamfara and overpower him. The emir of Zamfara decided to kill him, but his sister returned him to their motherland, Gobir, and he became king (inherited from his mother).
Babari asked the Emir of Gobir to give him a place to live in Zamfara, but the Emir of Zamfara was warned that Kul should give Babari a place to live because in the future he could occupy all of Zamfara. broke out around the 16th to 17th centuries, until the Goburawa conquered the Judges and the war. (which means where they live today is originally from Zamfara)
“During the reign of King Gobir Bawa Jan Gwarzo (17th century), it was reported that the cocks did not fight because of his magic, and in all their battles, the gobirs never surrendered. they would rather be killed than surrender, which is why they are called ‘Gobir the palace’.
The emir said, “Bawa jan Gwarzo never fought against Shehu Usman. During the jihad, the truth is that shehu taught Bawa’s children, including Yunfa, Atiku, Bello and Mayaki. It is said that shehu advised them not to let there be divisions among them.
The king said, “The people around Bawa were the ones who created the enmity between them.
Recognizing the difference between the gobirs, the king said they did not have a split face, but because of the wars they moved from place to place, so they developed a split to witness to each other.