Dr. Abubakar Bukar Kagu

Organization
Centre for Research and Capacity Development on Humanitarian Studies, Yobe State University

Area of Expertise 
Human development and the role of institutions and citizens

Profile
Dr. Abubakar Bukar Kagu attended the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, where he obtained his first degree in Private Law in 2004. Afterwards, he went to the Nigerian Law School for his Bar Exams and was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2006. He then went to Bayero University Kano for his Masters. After graduation, Kagu joined A.S Nasir and Co. Law firms, Kano where he began a career as a Private Attorney. A year into private lawyering, he was appointed a Magistrate with the Yobe State Judiciary, Nigeria in 2009 where he worked and rose to the rank of a Senior Magistrate before moving on to the University of Sussex, United Kingdom in 2012 for his PhD in Criminal Justice and graduated from Sussex in 2016. He is a founding member of the University of Sussex Crime Research Center.

In 2017, Kagu was elevated to the rank of a Chief Magistrate with the Yobe State Judiciary before moving on to the Yobe State University where he took the role of a Senior Lecturer in Law and also became the Director of the Centre for Research and Capacity Development on Humanitarian Studies of the same University. Kagu has published widely both in scholarly journals and media outfits.