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Zamfara government suspends Emir for giving notorious bandit leader a chieftaincy title



Emir of Birnin ‘Yandoto of Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara state, Alhaji Aliyu Marafa has been suspended by Governor Matawalle Bello for conferring a chieftaincy title on a banditry kingpin, Ado Alero.

Secretary to the State Government, Kabiru Sardauna, announced the suspension in a statement on Sunday July 17.

Recall that after it was reported that Alero was turbaned as Sarkin Fulani (Chief of Fulani) of Yandoto Emirate by the emir, the turbaning ceremony photos went viral, generating outcry and outrage.

Asides suspending the emir, Governor Bello Matawalle approved the appointment of a Committee to investigate the circumstances leading to the action of the Emir.

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

District Head of ‘Yandoto, Alh. Mahe Garba Marafa has been asked to take charge of the affairs of the emirate.