Zamfara State Govt Dethrones Two Emirs, District Head Over Alleged Involvement In Banditry
The Emirs of Zurmi and Dansadau, Atiku Abubakar and Hussaini Umar were dismissed by the Zamfara state government after they were accused of being involved with bandits.
Zailani Bappa, the Special Adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, who announced the sack in a statement on Wednesday, 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 of Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Mohammed Nasiha Gusau, held at the Government House.
The impeachment was revealed to the media by the state Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji 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 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," the statement read.
"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."