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Zamfara govt suspends district head, emir over banditry



ZAMFARA: Ex-bandits are helping to fight banditry, Matawalle says

The Zamfara State government has suspended the Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar CIKA Ibrahim and the District Head of Kanoma town, Alhaji Ahmed Lawal for their alleged involvement in banditry.

In a statement issued by the Director-General Media and Publicity to the state Governor, Alhaji Yusuf Idris on Thursday, the traditional rulers have been ordered to hand over the affairs of their domains and proceed on leave pending an investigation into their alleged involvement in banditry activities.

Read also: Zamfara: 16 killed by bandits in Sallah day attack

The banditry activities started when some people were killed in Langido village in 2011 after six district heads who were suspected to be part of the menace were suspended by the former governor of the state, Alhaji Abdulzi’z Yari.


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