Happening in Zamfara State: The Emir of Zurmi in Zamfara, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Muhammad, has just been suspended from his throne over allegations of involvement in banditry. Muhammad’s suspension was approved by Governor Bello Matawalle on Saturday, June 12, PM News reports. However, according to the state’s head of service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, Governor Matawalle has already set up a committee to look into the allegations made against the monarch.
According to The Cable the investigative committee has some of its members as Alhaji Mukhtar Anka, a former deputy governor in the state, Alhaji Faruku Dosara, the leader of the state House of Assembly, retired DIG Mamman Tsafe and Alhaji Yusuf Zugu.
Representatives of the police, the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)n are also members of the committee.
Balarabe also said the committee was asked to submit its report in three weeks. He further quoted the governor as asking communities in the state to defend themselves against all forms of attacks.
a total of three traditional rulers has been suspended so far in Zamfara State.