Zamfara Govt sacks 2 emirs, 1 district head over their roles in banditry


By Ismail Auwal

Zamafara State Government has sacked two emirs and a district head on Wednesday over their alleged involvement in banditry in the state.

The Emirs of Zurmi and Dansadau, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Alhaji Hussaini Umar, as well as the District Head of Birnin Tsaba, Alhaji Sulaiman Ibrahim Danyabi, were stripped of their titles and privileges based on the recommendation of the government’s six-man White paper committee.

According to the state Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, the decision was taken at a Council meeting chaired by the Acting Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Mohammed Nasiha.

“The Council upheld the recommendation of a six man White paper committee set up by the Government to review the report of two separate committees earlier set up to investigate the involvement of the three traditional rulers in the activities of banditry in the state.” 

“The three impeached royal fathers were earlier suspended by the state Government following wide allegations of serious involvement in the act of banditry in the state,” he said.

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