The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has suspended the Emir of Birnin ‘Yandoto, Aliyu Marafa, for conferring the traditional title of Sarkin Fulani on a wanted bandit leader, Adamu Aliero-Yankuzo, aka Ado Alero.
Adamu Aleru, is the leader of bandits in Zamfara, who have been terrorizing the State with his notorious gangs.
The emirate’s decision had drawn outrage, with many condemning the bestowal of honours on criminals.
But in a statement by the secretary to the state government, Kabiru Balarabe, the government dissociated itself from the emir’s decision, suspended the monarch and set up a panel to investigate the matter.
This is to inform the general public the Zamfara State Government has dissociated itself from the alleged turbaning of a Sarkin Fulani by the Emir of Birnin ‘Yandoto of Tsafe Local Government Area. In this regard, the State Executive Governor, Hon. Bello Mohammed Matawalle, MON (Shattiman Sokoto) has directed for suspension of the Emir with immediate effect.
2. Accordingly, the Executive Governor has approved the appointment of a Committee to investigate the circumstances leading to the action of the Emir. The composition of the Committee is as follows:
a) Hon. Yahaya Chado Gora = Chairman
b) Hon. Yahaya Mohd Kanoma = Member
c) Hon. Muhd Umar B/Magaji = “
d) Hon. Lawal Abubakar Zannah = “
e) Isa Muhd Moriki (Rtd P/Sec) = “
f) Bar. Musa Garba
SG/PSec. MOJ = Secretary
3. In the meantime, Alh. Mahe Garba Marafa, who is the District Head of ‘Yandoto is hereby assigned to take charge of the affairs of the Emirate.
Kabiru Balarabe Sardauna
(Lamidon Kaura Namoda)
Secretary to the State Government