Zamfara Govt Suspends Emir For Turbaning Bandits Leader 

Zamfara Govt Suspends Emir For Turbaning Bandits Leader 

Ahmad Ibrahim Gusau

Zamfara State Government has suspended the Emir of Yandoto in Tsafe Local Government Area, Aliyu Marafa, for conferring chieftaincy title on a notorious bandit, Adamu Alieru.

Alieru was conferred with the title of Sarkin Fulani on Saturday, considering his present status as a ‘peace-maker’ within the emirate.

Reports also quoted an anonymous source in the palace who revealed that the state government was aware of the conferment.

But in its reaction in a statement on Sunday, through the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Kabiru Balarabe, the state government announced the suspension of the emir and also set up a six-man committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the conferment of the bandit leader as Sarkin Fulani.

Additionally, it appointed the District Head of Yandoto, Mahe Marafa, to oversee the affairs of the emirate.

“This is to inform the general public that the Zamfara State Government has dissociated itself from the alleged turbaning of a Sarkin Fulani by the Emir of Birnin ‘Yandoto in Tsafe Local Government Area.

“In this regard, Governor Bello Matawalle has directed the suspension of the emir with immediate effect.

“Accordingly, the governor has 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: Yahaya Chado Gora – chairman; Yahaya Mohammed Kanoma – member; Muhammad Umar Birnin Magaji – member; Lawal Abubakar Zannah – member; Isa Muhammad Moriki (retired permanent secretary) – member; Musa Garba, Solicitor General/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice – secretary.

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


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