One of the most notorious bandits operating in Zamfara and Katsina states has been conferred the traditional title of Sarki Fulani by the Emir of Yandoto in Zamfara state, Alhaji Garba Marafa
The bandit identified as Ada Aleru reportedly received the title on Saturday afternoon.
The development occured sequel to the pledge by Aleru to jettison banditry and embrace peace.
A source, who pleaded anonymity, said, “Aleru was in the forefront of the recent peace efforts in the two emirates of Yandoto and Tsafe.”
stakeholders and elders recently met with the bandit leader for a peace deal.
“At the end of the meeting, he (Aleru) agreed to stop attacking the communities and villages in the emirate. He has also agreed to allow people to farm,” said the source
Thus, on their part, the emirate unanimously decided to confer the title on him with the belief that, as a prominent person in the emirate, he would help in bringing lasting peace in the communities.
A letter to that effect was conveyed to him and 15th July, 2022 was slated for the coronation
A resident of the Tsafe, Yusuf Isah said, “Since in the morning of today (Saturday), we saw over 100 bandits on motorcycles without rifle (AK-47 passing through our town to Yandoto.
The conferment ceremony was said to be brief and attended by selected security and government personnel.