The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has suspended the district head of Badarawa in Shinkafi emirate, Surajo Namakkah.
Namakkah was suspended followed his conferment of a title on a military officer arrested for selling ammunition to bandits.
Matawalle reportedly said that his government would not tolerate anything capable of destroying the hard-earned peace of the state.
The district head’s indefinite suspension was announced on Friday, April 16, by the Director-General of Media to the state government, Yusuf Idris.
Governor Matawalle pledged to ensure that anybody found wanting in any way would be dealt with accordingly. He warned that henceforth traditional rulers must seek approval before conferring traditional titles, to avoid unnecessary embarrassment to the government and the traditional institution.
According to the governor, the military officer was arrested and had in his possession 20 rounds of 62mm live ammunition. The suspect was reportedly at the point of handing over the ammunition to one Kabiru Bashiru of Maniya village, Shinkafi Emirate, and had allegedly collected an advance payment of N100,000 from bandits.
The governor also commended security agencies for arresting one Dr. Kamarawa who was in possession of four sets of military camouflage and army identification card. He said that Kamarawa specialised in the supply of army uniforms and medicaments to bandits in Zamfara.
Matawalle, however, expressed sadness over the involvement of some irresponsible security personnel in banditry, saying it would sabotage ongoing operations and make it impossible to end banditry in the country.
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