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Gov Matawalle reinstates suspended Zamfara Emir



The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has approved the reinstatement of the Emir of Yandoto, Alhaji Aliyu Maraca.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday in Gusau.

The Zamfara State government suspended the Emir on July 18, 2022, over the conferment of a traditional title, Sarkin Fulanin Yandoto, on a suspected notorious bandit, Ado Aleru.

The conferment generated a public outcry that led to the postponement of the ceremony.

The government consequently set up a committee to investigate the matter.

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The statement read: “The reinstatement is based on the recommendations of a committee constituted to investigate all issues pertaining to the conferment of a traditional title on a repentant bandit, Ado Aleiru.

“The committee found no evidence of any ill motive or collaboration between the Emir and the bandit.

“Based on the findings of the committee, the traditional title was conferred on the repentant bandit as part of peace-building efforts between the repentant bandit and banditry-affected communities in Tsafe and Gusau Local Government Areas, which include Yandoto town.”

He said the reinstatement took immediate effect.

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