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Zamfara Govt dethrones 2 emirs, district head over alleged involvement in banditry

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Zamfara Govt dethrones 2 emirs, district head over alleged involvement in banditry

Zamfara State Government has dethroned the Emir of Zurmi, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and that of Dansadau, Alhaji Hussaini Umar, for their alleged involvement in banditry.

The government also removed the District Head of Birnin Tsaba, in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Suleiman Ibrahim, from office for a similar offence.

The Zamfara State Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, announced their removal at a news conference after the State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.

In his words, “Council approved a committee’s recommendation for the dethronement of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the first-class Emir of Zurmi, in Zurmi Local Government Area.

“Council also adopted the committee’s report and approved the removal of Alhaji Husseini Umar, a second-class Emir of Dansadau, in Maru Local Government Area.

“It also approved the removal of Alhaji Suleiman Ibrahim, District Head of Birnin Tsaba, in Zurmi Local Government Area.’’

He added that the government’s decision followed the indictment of the traditional rulers and the community leader by two committees set up to investigate them.

It was gathered that Zamfara State had suspended the three culprits from office in June 2021.

The state set up the two committees to investigate them following their alleged involvement in banditry and land racketeering in their respective domains.

Government also placed the traditional rulers under house arrest for the period the investigation lasted.

The committees headed by a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police and Commissioner for Security, Alhaji Mamman Tsafe, had submitted their findings to Zamfara State Government earlier.

The state government after receiving the report set up a White Paper committee to review the recommendations.

The council upheld the outcome of the White paper and dethroned the two emirs and the district head.

Zamfara State Government also gazetted the committee’s recommendations.

It was learned that the acting Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Nasiha, presided over Wednesday’s State Executive Council meeting.

Zamfara Govt dethrones 2 emirs, district head over alleged involvement in banditry

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