Zamfara Emir Suspended After Giving Bandit Leader Traditional Title

The Emir of Birnin ‘ Yandoto of Tsafe Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Alhaji Aliyu Marafa, has been suspended by the State Government after he conferred the title of Sarkin Fulani on Ada Aleru, a notorious bandit leader.

The bandit Aleru was turbaned as Sarkin Fulani (Chief of Fulani) of Yandoto Emirate by the now suspended emir.
Several bandit group leaders and lieutenants were said to have arrived at the venue of the occasion on motorbikes to celebrate with Aleru during his turbaning.

After photos of the ceremony went viral, it generated public outrage and outcry from people living in Zamfara state and members of the public.

Mr Kabiru Balarabe Sardauna the secretary to the Zamfara state government confirmed this in statement. He also said that the government has assigned the District Head of ‘Yandoto, Alhaji Mahe Garba Marafa to take charge of the affairs of the emirate.

The Secretary also confirmed that Governor Bello Matawalle has approved the appointment of a 6 man committee to investigate circumstances leading to the action of the Emir.

The committee has Yahaya Goro as chairman and Musa Garba as secretary. Members are Yahay Kanoma, Muhammed Magaji, Lawal Zannah, Isa Moriki

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