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Armed banditry: Zamfara govt dethrones 7 traditional rulers




The Zamfara state government has finally removed three (3) district heads four (4) village heads from office and declared the district head of Ruwan jema wanted as a result of their alleged involvement in armed banditry in the state.

Briefing newsmen on Friday evening, the state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs Alhaji Bello Dankande Gamji disclosed that all the affected traditional rulers were found to be involved directly or indirectly.

Gamji explained that state government has constituted a committee on panel of investigation and found the affected traditional rulers involved in aiding armed bandits in their respective domains in the state.

The three district heads that were dethroned include district heads of Ruwan Gora Alhaji Isiya Balarabe, Altine magaji of Ruwa Rana, Sani Sarkin Dutsi of Ruwan jema, while the four suspended village heads are Bello Magaji of Gobir bore, Marafa zubairu of Baichin birane, Danjekan Gyado of Gyado and Hassan Mohammed the village head of Tungar dutsi in the state.

The commissioner further revealed that the dethroned village head of Gurbin bore Bello magaji was found guilty of conniving and conspiracy which he actively partook in the kidnap of wife, two sons of Zamfara commissioner and collected N10 million ransom.

Dankande Gamji, therefore, urged people in the state to always be watchful of any suspected behaviour and report to security for prompt and appropriate action in the state.

He also appealed to the people in the state to continue praying for the peace and development of the state.

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