Governor Bello Matawalle Suspends District Head for Conferring Title on Soldier Aiding Bandits

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has suspended one Surajo Ibrahim, the District Head of Badarawa in Shinkafi Emirate Council, Sarkin Kudun Badarawa.

Ibrahim was suspended for conferring the traditional title of ‘Durumbu’ on a military officer who was arrested for selling live ammunition to bandits in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the state.

The Director-General of Press Affairs at the Government House, Mr Yusuf Idris, disclosed this in Gusau a statement on Friday. He said the state government would not tolerate anything capable of destroying the state’s hard-earned peace.

The Governor warned that henceforth, traditional rulers must seek approval before conferring traditional titles to avoid unnecessary embarrassment to the government and the traditional institution, daily post reports.

“The military officer was arrested in possession of 20 rounds of 62mm live ammunition recently”. The suspect was said to be 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. Matawelle also commended security agencies for arresting one Dr Kamarawa, who was in possession of 4 sets of military camouflage and army identification card.

Daily post reports that Kamarawa specialised in the supply of army uniforms and medicaments to bandits in Zamfara.

Governor Matawalle 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.

“The nation will not defeat the criminals with such bad eggs within the security architecture,” he added. He assured that all those arrested in connection with banditry in the State would face the full wrath of the law.

Governor Matawalle stated that all those arrested in connection with banditry would be made to face the full wrath of the law.