Yusuf, son of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been given the chieftain title “Talban Daura” in his hometown of Daura in Katsina state.
Katsina is one of the hotbeds of banditry in the North-West region with Governor Aminu Masari acknowledging that the government needed military help to combat the rampaging criminals.
Presidency spokesperson Garba Shehu disclosed Yusuf’s chieftaincy status in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
He shared pictures of Yusuf in royal attire alongside another royalty, Musa Daura, the Dan Madamin Daura.
In June, Yusuf got married to Zahra Bayero, daughter of Emir of Bichi in Kano state, Nasir Bayero.
Yusuf is a 2016 graduate of the University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom while Zahrah was a student of Architecture in the United Kingdom.
On December 27, 2017, Yusuf was involved in a ghastly power bike accident around the Gwarinpa area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
He was stabilised for about a month at an Abuja hospital before he was flown abroad for treatment. He returned to Nigeria from the medical trip on March 1, 2018.