Zamfara Govt Suspends Emir Over Chieftaincy Title To Notorious Bandit Terrorist

Zamfara State government led by Governor Bello Matawalle has suspended the Emir of Birnin ‘Yandoto, Alhaji Aliyu Marafa for conferring a chieftaincy title on a popular notorious bandit leader, Ada Aleru.

A report had emerged earlier the emirate decided to give Aleru a traditional title with the aim of finding lasting peace in the crisis-ravaged Tsafe and Yandoton Daji emirates and other areas of Zamfara and Katsina states, which the terrorist had constantly attacked with his fighters.

Naija News learnt that the title conferment followed dialogue between the elders of the emirate and the terror leader.

The elders of the emirate had in March asked the deadly bandit to stop attacking communities in the emirate.

The state government, however, barely 24 hours after the chieftaincy title conferment on the terrorist, announced the suspension of the monarch involved with immediate effect.

The development was confirmed in a statement by the Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Kabiru Balarabe Sardauna, Naija News reports.

The government hence, assigned the District Head of ‘Yandoto, Alhaji Mahe Garba Marafa to take charge of the affairs of the emirate.

The state government also constituted a 6-man committee headed by Yahaya Chado Gora to investigate the circumstances leading to the action of the emir, Vanguard said in its report.


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