Governor Matawalle
Governor Matawalle

Zamfara govt sacks 2 Emirs, 1 District Head over alleged involvement in banditry

NEWS DIGEST – The Zamfara State Government has sacked the Emirs of Zurmi and Dansadau, Atiku Abubakar and Hussaini Umar respectively, following their indictment in banditry-related crimes.

A statement by Governor Bello Matawalle’s spokesman, Zailani Bappa, added that the District Head of Birnin Tsaba, Sulaiman Ibrahim Danyabi was also relieved of his appointment.

According to the statement, the decision was taken at a council meeting chaired by the acting governor, Hassan Nasiha, as revealed by the state commissioner of Information, Ibrahim Dosara, immediately after the council meeting.

The statement added that 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 statement recalled that the three impeached monarchs were earlier suspended by the state government, following wide allegations of serious involvement in the act of banditry in the state.

“The findings of the committees also revealed abuse of land act in their domain and the Government ordered the reversal to status quo involving the lands illegally allocated,” the statement noted.