The Zamfara State government has suspended the emir of Yandoton Daji, Aliyu Marafa after he conferred a traditional title on a wanted terrorist,
Ada Aleru, the leader of a gang of terrorists who is notorious for his ruthlessness, was made the Sarkin Fulani of the emirate.
His gang has been blamed for several attacks on communities in Katsina and Zamfara states where they are most active.
Secretary of the Emirate Council, Bello Yusuf, told PREMIUM TIMES that the decision to give the chieftaincy title to Mr. Aleru was to ensure peace returns to the emirate, Tsafe Local Government and Zamfara State.
He also said the conferment was done with the approval of the state and local governments.
But in a statement signed by Kabiru Balarabe, the Secretary Government of the state, the state government said it suspended the emir for appointing Mr. Aleru a chief.
The statement also dissociated the state government from Mr. Aleru’s appointment.
This is to inform the general public the Zamfara State Government has dissociated itself from the alleged turning 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.