Banditry: Zamfara Governor Suspends Emir Of Zurmi


Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has approved the suspension of the Emir of Zurmi, Atiku Muhammad following the killings in Kadawa village and allegations levelled against the traditional ruler.

This was contained in a statement signed on Friday by the Secretary to the State Government, Kabiru Balarabe.

Matawalle asked the Bunun Kanwa, Bello Suleiman, to take charge of the Affairs of the Emirate immediately.

The governor also set up a Committee to investigate allegations made against the suspended Emir, on his involvement in the escalating rate of banditry attacks in the Emirate.

According to the statement, the committee will be chaired by Former Deputy Governor Ibrahim Wakkala while other members include Former Deputy Governor, Mukhtar Ahmad Anka; Zamfara State House Leader, Faruku Musa Dosara, among others.

The Committee is given three weeks within which to complete its assignment and submit a report.


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