Zamfara Gov’t remove emirs of Zuru, Dansadau, one district head over banditry


The Emirs of Zurmi and Dansadau, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Alhaji Hussaini Umar have been impeached. The District Head of Birnin Tsaba, Alhaji Sulaiman Ibrahim Danyabi has also been releaved of his appointment.

This follows a decision taken at a Council meeting chaired by the Acting Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Mohammed Nasiha Gusau held at the Council chambers of the Government House.

The impeachment was revealed to the media by the state Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Magaji Dosara immediately after the Council meeting.

The Council upheld the recommendation of a six man White paper committee set up by the Government to review the report of two separate committees earlier set up to investigate the involvement of the three traditional rulers in the activities of banditry in the state.

The three impeached royal fathers were earlier suspended by the state Government following wide allegations of serious involvement in the act of banditry in the state.

The findings of the committees also revealed abuse of land act in their domain and the Government ordered the reversal to status quo involving the lands illegally allocated.