Zamfara ‘Over Banditry’ Dethrones First-Class Monarchs

Zamfara 'Over Banditry' Dethrones First-Class Monarchs
Zamfara ‘Over Banditry’ Dethrones First-Class Monarchs

The Zamfara State administration Dethrones two emirs and a district head on suspicion of assisting bandits terrorising the state’s towns.

The Emir of Zurmi, Abubakar Atiku, and the Emir of Dansadau, Hussaini Umar, are among the monarchs who are impacted.

Alhaji Sulaiman Ibrahim, Birnin Tsaba’s District Head, was also harmed.

Immediately following the Council meeting, Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, the state Commissioner of Information, disclosed the dethronement to press.

The Council adopted the suggestion of a six-member White Paper Committee appointed by the state administration to analyse the findings of two independent committees previously established to investigate the three traditional rulers’ involvement in banditry operations in the state.

The state government had already suspended the three deposed monarchs following widespread claims of involvement in bandit operations in the state.

The committees’ findings also showed widespread misuse of the land laws under their jurisdiction, prompting the government to request a reverse of the unjustly assigned lands.

The commissioner further stated that the government has ordered the revocation of all land titles granted by the concerned traditional chiefs.

“In addition, the State Executive Council instructed the state Ministry of Justice to issue an executive order supporting the council resolution,” he continued.

Ten months after being suspended by the state government, the traditional chiefs have been deposed.

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