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Zamfara Government removes Traditional Rulers for Terrorism

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The Zamfara State Government and the Nigerian Government have announced the removal of two Emirs and a Magajin Gari for their involvement in terrorist activities

A statement issued by the state governor, Bello Matawalle, said the Emir of Zurmi, Atiku Abubakar, and Dansadau Hussaini Umar had been released on bail.

A statement signed by Zailani Bappa, the governor’s spokesperson, said Suleiman Ibrahim Danyabi had also been removed as Birni Tsaba Mayor.

The statement said the decision to oust the monarchs came after an executive council meeting chaired by the acting governor of the state, Hassan Nasiha, which endorsed the recommendations of a commission of inquiry that found the involvement of the monarchs in the security crisis in the state

Earlier in the day, the monarchs were suspended due to allegations leveled against them.