- Two prominent emirs in Zamfara state and one district have lost their royal seats for allegedly helping bandits
- The traditional rulers involved are emirs by Zurmi, Abubakar Atiku, Emir of Dansadau, Hussaini Umar, and Sulaiman Ibrahim, District Chief of Birnin Tsaba
- The Zamfara state government also announced that all of the traditional rulers issued land titles be revoked
Gusau, Zamfara State – The government of Zamfara State has two emirs and one District head dethroned over allegations of supporting the activities of bandits terrorizing communities across the state End of the state board meeting Channels TV reported in the state capital Gusau.
Those affected Government decisions include:
- Emir von Zurmi , Abubakar Atiku
- Emir of Dansadau, Hussaini Umar
- Sulaiman Ibrahim, District Chief of Birnin Tsaba
Dosara said :
“The Council has approved the removal of the Emir of Zurmi, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and that of Dansadau, Alhaji Hussaini, Umar.
“The Council has also approved the immediate removal of the District Head of Birnin-Tsaba, Alhaji Sulaiman Ibrahim.”
Land titles issued by affected emirs must be revoked
According to the commissioner, the government has also ordered that all land titles issued by the traditional leaders concerned be revoked.
“The State Executive also ordered the State Department of Justice to issue an executive order ordinance to bolster the council’s resolution,” he added.
It also comes days after the reports of the committees set up by the state government to investigate the allegations were presented against the traditional rulers concerned.
“The Council upheld the recommendation of a six-member White Paper Committee set up by the Government to consider the report of two separate committees formerly set up to investigate the involvement of the three traditional rulers involved in banditry activities in the state,” Gov. Bello Matawalle’s media assistant Zailani Bappa said in a statement.
“The three accused royal fathers were earlier suspended from the state government after widespread allegations of serious involvement of banditry in the state.
“The findings of the committees also covered en abuse of the Land Act in their area, and the government ordered the repeal of the status quo affecting the illegally allocated land.”
Zamfara Governor Buys Brand New Cadillac, Luxury Cars for 260 Traditional Rulers
In another report, on Wednesday, April 6, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawall distributed 260 cars to traditional rulers in the state of Zamfara.
The all-new vehicles, including a 2019 Cadillac model, were distributed to 17 emirs, 13 senior district leaders and 230 district leaders across the state.
This was announced in a statement from Zailani Bappa, Special Advisor on Public Education, Media and Communications.