Zamfara Dethrones Two Emirs, District Head Over Banditry

Zamfara state government has dethroned Atiku Abubakar, emir of Zurmi, and Hussaini Umar, emir of Dansadau for alleged involvement in banditry in the state.

The state government also sacked Suleiman Ibrahim, district head of Birnin Tsaba, in Zurmi LGA of the state.

Ibrahim Dosara, commissioner for information in the state, confirmed the sacking to journalists on Wednesday, after the state executive council meeting.

“Council approved a committee’s recommendation for the dethronement of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the first-class Emir of Zurmi, in Zurmi Local Government Area,’’ he said.

“Council also adopted the committee’s report and approved the removal of Alhaji Husseini Umar, a second-class Emir of Dansadau, in Maru Local Government Area.

“It also approved the removal of Alhaji Suleiman Ibrahim, District Head of Birnin Tsaba, in Zurmi Local Government Area.’’

Dosara said the traditional rulers have been placed under house arrest until the investigation is competed.

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