Mini Durbar at Lere, Kaduna State


Indigo turban of official Emir’s guard

“Lere is a town in Lere Local Government Area of Nigeria in Kaduna State, Nigeria. It is located geographically at the latitude 10 degrees 39 North and longitude 8 degrees 57 East. Established in 1870, by the fifth Sarkin Lere Muhammadu Dankaka, the town is the headquarters of Lere Emirate. The town and its environs has an estimated population of 94,000.” –


Emir’s guard and warrior of Piti tribe.


Crowds cheer as the Emir’s guard races past…


The trumpeters blow in unison. This type of trumpet, kakaki, is used only by the Emirs.

The Emir is shielded by his servants from the eyes of on-lookers as he settles on his throne.


Emir Brig. Gen Garba A Mohammed rtd. of Lere Emirates, Kaduna State

May 1, 2016


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