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Meet An Igbo Town Rule By A Muslim King

Nigeria is a country with different ethnic groups and two predominant religions, Islam and Christianity are being practised.

In Nigeria, the Eastern part of the country where the Igbos occupied mostly are predominantly Christians faith. But over the years, a good number of Igbos have accepted Islam and also calling people into the religion. 

One of such people who have accepted Islam is a traditional ruler in a town in Igboland, His Royal Highness, Abdul Fatai Chima Emetumah Duru the III and Ofor the 9th of Umuofor autonomous community. 

Umuofor community is an ancient kingdom in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, a town in Igboland.  

Unlike many other Igbo communities, HRH Abdul Fatai Chima Emetumah Duru, is a renowned Muslim scholar and a royal father of Umuofor Kingdom of Imo State. 

HRH Abdul Fatai Chima Emetumah Duru was a known Muslim scholar before he was chosen by his community as their king after the death of his father. He was then turbaned by the late Emir of Kano, Adobayero in November, 1992.

The royal father of Umuofor Kingdom accepted Islam as his religion in 1970, after his father, Eze Abdul Gafar Ihunanze Duru Emetumah, II accepted Islam.

Despite the fact that the traditional ruler of Umuofor Kingdom is a Muslim, Christians and Muslims in the kingdom have a cordial relationship as they see one another as one irrespective of their religious differences. 

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