Zamfara Govt suspends Emir for turbaning Kidnap kingpin as Sarkin Fulani

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mutawalle has suspended the Emir of Birnin Yantodo, Alhaji Aliyu Marafa, for conferring a chieftaincy title on a banditry kingpin, Ado Alero.

Secretary to the State Government, Kabiru Balarabe, in a statement, announced the suspension of the Emir with immediate effect, stated that the State government distanced itself from all the processes.

The State government, however, assigned Alh. Mahe Garba Marafa, the District Head of ‘Yandoto, to take charge of the affairs of the emirate.

The government, according to the statement, also raised a six-man committee chaired by Yahaya Chado Gora to investigate the circumstances leading to the action of the emir.

Recall that Emir of Birnin Yantodo reportedly turbaned a serial kidnapper as the Sarkin Fulani of the community.

It was gathered that Alero recently played roles in the peace process locally arranged between the emirate and the bandits terrorising Tsafe Local Government Area.

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