Confusion as wanted terrorist gets turbaned with traditional chieftancy title in Zamfara

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Confusion is presently palpable in Zamfara State as a deadly terrorist on police wanted list, Ada Aleru, was turbaned with a traditional chieftancy title of Sarkin Fulani ( Chief of Fulani) of the Yandoton Daji Emirate in Zamfara State.

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The turbaning ceremony which held at the palace of the Emir of Yandoton Daji on Saturday, July 16, 2022, drew the ire of the general public who wondered why a hardened terrorist could so be honoured, even after unleashing so much mayhem on the citizenry.

The outraged citizens who expressed disgust over the conferment wondered how the society’s bigwigs such as the council chairman of Tsafe Local Government and the State Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, DIG Ibrahim Mamman Tsafe (rtd), were joyfully in attendance, instead of using the opportunity to track him down.

Close sources, however, hinted that the consensus to confer the title on the kingpin might not be unconnected with the role he played during a recent peace process locally arranged between the emirate and his gang terrorising Tsafe Local Government Area, where the Emir of Yandoton Daji, Aliyu Marafa, holds sway.

The terrorist was said to be the point man of a devastating invasion  of Kadisau village, a community in the Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State where no fewer than 53 people were, in 2019, mowed down, after which he was declared wanted by the Katsina State Police Command, with a bounty of N5m placed on him.

That same year of 2019, the state government signed a peace agreement with the terrorists, with 15 brand new Hilux vans and huge amount of cash gifts offered to leaders of different ‘repentant’ terrorists by the governor in 2020. Yet the mayhem continued.

Lamented a concerned citizen, Mallam Aliyu Birchi, “The government chose to do nothing tangible because apparently those in the helm of affairs are their sympathizers,” expressing surprise how the untrained rag tag gun wielding gangs can subdue state security forces.

….As Gov Matawalle suspends Emir

Meanwhile, the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has suspended the Emir of Birnin ‘Yandoto of Tsafe Local Government Area, Alhaji Aliyu Marafa, for conferring a chieftaincy title on such a wanted terrorist, Ado Alero, on the heels of citizens accusing him of sympathizing with terrorists by allowing the conferment of chieftancy title on the kingpin.

A statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Kabiru Balarabe, last night, July 17, 2022, distanced itself from all the processes and announced the suspension of the emir with immediate effect.

He said: “This is to inform the general public that the Zamfara State Government has dissociated itself from the alleged turbaning 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.

“Accordingly, the Executive Governor has approved the appointment of a committee to investigate the circumstances leading to the action of the Emir.”/SHARE THIS

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