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Zamfara suspends Emir for turbanning notorious bandits’ leader

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Zamfara State Government has suspended the Emir of Birnin ‘Yandoto of Tsafe local government area, Aliyu Garuba Marafa, for conferring a chieftaincy title to a notorious bandit leader, Ado Aleiro.

This was contained in a statement issued by Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Kabiru Sardauna, in Gusau.

In the statement, Zamfara State Government disassociated itself from the alleged turbanning of the of the notorious bandit leader as Sarkin Fulanin ‘Yandoto.

Apart from suspending the emir, Governor Bello Matawalle approved the appointment of a committee to investigate the circumstances leading to the action of the Emir.

The committee has Yahaya Goro as chairman and Musa Garba as secretary, respectively, while members are Yahaya Kanoma, Muhammed Magaji, Lawal Zannah, and Isa Moriki.

It explained that, Alhaji Mahe Garba Marafa, who is the District Head of ‘Yandoto, is to take charge of the affairs of the Emirate in the meantime.

Recalled that, the turbanning news ceremony along with photos went viral, thereby generating outcry and outrage over the weekend. 

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