Nigeria: Matawalle Suspends Emir for Turbaning Terrorist Kingpin

Governor Bello Mohammed Mutawalle of Zamfara State, North West Nigeria has ordered  the immediate suspension of the Emir of Birnin Yandoto in Tsafe Local Government Area, Aliyu Garba Marafa.

Marafa was suspended for turbaning a notorious terrorist kingpin, Adamu Aleru, who has been on the police wanted list, as Sarkin Fulani (the Chief of Fulani) of Yandoton Daji emirate.

Matawalle in a statement issued last night by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Kabiru Balarabe Sardauna, dissociated himself from the alleged turbaning of the terrorist kingpin.

“This is to inform the general public that 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.

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“In this regard, the State Executive Governor, Hon. Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has directed  the suspension of the Emir with immediate effect”, the statement added.

The governor therefore appointed a six-man committee headed by Hon. Yahaya Chado Gora to investigate the circumstances leading to the action of the suspended emir.

While the state had denied prior awareness of Alieru’s turbaning, some local government officials including the administrator of Tsafe Local Government Alhaji Aminu Mudi who was the special guest of honour at the coronation, presented a speech.

Other dignitaries at rhe event include Zamfara State commissioner for Security and home affairs Rtd DIG Mamman Tsafe.

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Locals in Tsafe town said over 100 bandits attended the turbaning ceremony Aleru.

The Governor has however, directed the District Head of Yandoto, Alhaji Mahe Garba Marafa, to take charge of affairs of the emirate until further notice.


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