Matawalle Wields The Big Stick, Suspends Emir, District Head Over Banditry

Matawalle Wields The Big Stick, Suspends Emir, District Head Over Banditry

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has suspended the Emir of Dansadau in Maru Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Hussaini Umar and the District Head of Nasarawa Mailayi in Birnin Magaji Local Government, Alhaji Bello Wakkala.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Public Enlightenment, Zailani Bappa disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

“The District Head of Dansadau, Alhaji Nasiru Muhammad S/Kudu will oversee the affairs of Dansadau emirate pending the outcome of an investigation”, Bappa said.

The statement further stated that the Governor has appointed a high-powered committee of some credible personalities to investigate the activities of the suspended traditional title holders.

The Committee members comprised of DIG Moh’d Ibrahim Tsafe (rtd) as Chairman; Hon. Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma, Hon. Ibrahim Tukur, Sheikh Ahmad Umar Kanoma, Sheikh Abdullahi Umar Dalla Dalla, Sheikh Kabir Umar Maru as members, with Barrister Abdurrashid Haruna as Secretary

The Governor, according to the statement, also ordered the security agents to effectively implement the presidential order to shoot at any bandit, person or group seen with guns other than those approved to lawfully carry guns.

It will be recalled that the Emir of Zurmi in Zurmi Local Government, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku had escaped lynching by his subjects for his alleged romance with the bandits.

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