Just In: Zamfara Government Suspends Emir For Giving Famous Bandit Leader A Chieftaincy Title

Alhaji Aliyu Marafa, the Emir of Birnin ‘Yandoto of Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State, has been suspended by Governor Matawalle Bello for conferring a chieftaincy title on a banditry kingpin, Ado Alero.

Kabiru Sardauna, the Secretary to the State Government announced the suspension in a statement on Sunday, July 17. 

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

According to the reports, Yahaya Goro was appointed as chairman and Musa Garba as secretary. Members are Yahay Kanoma, Muhammed Magaji, Lawal Zannah, Isa Moriki.

Alh. Mahe Garba Marafa, the District Head of ‘Yandoto, has been asked to take charge of the affairs of the emirate. 

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