Zamfara Govt Suspends Emir for Turbaning Bandit

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has ordered suspension of the Emir of Birnin Yandoto in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state for conferring a traditional title on a notorious bandit, Ada Aleru.


The state government distanced itself from the emir’s decision and slammed immediate suspension on the monarch.

The Emir ,Garba Marafa had on Saturday turbaned the notorious bandit as Sarkin Fulani with the claim that he ( the bandit) has agreed to embrace peace in the emirate.

It was gathered that the ceremony was attended by no fewer than 100 bandits.

The suspension of the emir was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

The governor has also approved the appointment of a committee to investigate the circumstances leading to the action of the emir.

“The composition of the committee is as follows: Hon Yahaya Chado Gora, Chairman; Hon. Yahaya Mohd Kanoma; member, Muhd Umar B/Magaji; Lawal Abubakar Zannah, Isa Muhd Moriki (Rtd P/Sec), Musa Garba, Secretary.

The statement noted, “In the meantime, Alhaji Mahe Garba Marafa, who is the District Head of Yandoto is hereby assigned to take charge of the affairs of the emirate.”

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