Musa Gambo Kofar SORO.
The Bade people of Katsina are the descendants of immigrants who came to Katsina from Bade, in the present day Yobe State. The first assemblage of the immigrants arrived in Katsina in 1821 under the leadership of Malam Muhammadu Dogo. They initially settled at the back of the conurbation near a big tree called ” RIMIN BADAWA”, this is because, Malam Muhammadu Dogon and his followers were the first to settle in the area. They built the aged grave yard at Filin Samji Katsina, where their leader Malam Muhammadu Dogo was buried in 1833, and he was the first person to be buried at Rimin Badawa cemetary at Filin Samji in Katsina.
THE CAUSES OF BADAWA MIGRATION FROM BADE IN YOBE TO KATSINA.
Malam Muhammadu Dogo and his followers left Bade in 1821 with the intention to pay visit to the Amir Almuminina at Sokoto, as well as to collect Flag (symbol of Authority) from the Amir. As they arrived, the Amir in Sokoto, Sultan Muhammadu Bello told them that, they would not be given Flag, rather they would be given a letter introducing them to the Amirul Katsina, Malam Ummarun Dallaje. They obeyed the directives, came to Katsina and lived together with his Royal Highness the Emir of Katsina Malam Ummarun Dallaje.
Badawa continued to stay in Katsina and assisted, the Amir Ummarun Dallaje in War against the rebels of Maradi. Among the leaders of Badawa who became very popular are Muhammad Dogon Bade, Mamman Gajeran Bade and Turaki Agawa. Later on, the Emir Ummarun Dallaje requested Malam Muhammadu Dogo to came and settled at Emirs palace, Kofar SORO near him from Rimin Badawa. Malam Muhammadu Dogo refused the offer at that time, this is because he wants clear suspicion made by the people that he and his followers were slaves of the Emir. However he and his followers prepare to live at Rimin Badawa up to the time of his death in 1833.
THE COMING OF BADAWA TO KOFAR SORO,
After the death of Malam Muhammadu Dogo, his son Muhammadu Dawai was appointed as the Turaki of Katsina, but Turaki Dawai later on voluntary resign from the title and allowed his younger brother Turaki Agawa to replaced him in the year 1861. During his appointment as Turaki, Muhammadu Agawa was settling at Rimin Badawa with his family. But on the day of his turbaning as Turaki in Katsina, the then Emir of Katsina Muhammadu Bello reminded him that the duties of Turaki were enoumous, and he therefore had to move in to the Emirs palace ( Kofar SORO) to ensure the performance of his duties more effectively. Turaki Agawa moved in to the Emirs Palace from Rimin Badawa with his family in 1861. They came to Kofar SORO together with Magayaki Mamman Gajeran Bade, who later came back and settled at Unguwar Kuka , Kofar SORO and his son Usman Dandabo was later turbaned as Marusan Katsina and settled at Dutsi. Up till today the decesdents of Mamman Gajeran Bade are still ruling Dutsi, with the tile of Marusan Katsina, District head of Dutsi.
EMINENT PERSONATIES OF BADAWA IN KATSINA, TURAKI AGAWA’S FAMILY.
1. Late Malam Usman Iya Iyai(Assistant Head Master Katsina Middle School)
2. Late Alhaji Abu Yaro ( First Accountant General Katsina State.
3. Late Alhaji Mamman Dawai Katsina( retire permanent Secretary Kaduna State Ministry for Local government and Chieftancy Affairs)
4. Alhaji Ibrahim Sayyadi (Former Secretary to the Katsina State government)
5. Alhaji Aminu Abdullahi, Barayan Katsina(Deputy Commandent General Nigerian Security and Civil Depence Corps
6. Engineer Iro Gambo (Director Voter Registry Department, INEC Headqueters Abuja)
7. Justice Aminu Tukur Kofar Bai( High Court Judge, Katsina State)
8. Dr. Mustapha Abu Yaro ( Director National Eye Centre Kaduna) among others.
EMINENT PERSONALITIES OF BADAWA IN KATSINA, GAJERAN BADE FAMILY.
1. Senator Hadi Sirika(Minister for Aviation)
2. Alhaji Ahmed Idris Yamel(Maje Bade)
3. Alhaji Ibrahim Sirika( former Director Katsina State Government)
4. Senator Ahmed Babba Kaita(Serving Senator)
5. Alhaji Ahmad Muhammad Riko( Retire persec Katsina State)
6. Alhaji Abba Yusuf( Chairman Makera Motels Katsina) among others.