- Some members of Zamfara emirate council have resigned
- They resigned over the chieftaincy title bestowed on Fani-Kayode
- According to them, there are some criteria he should have met before getting such honour
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Three title holders of the Shinkafi Emirate Council of Zamfara state have tendered their letter of resignation.
The resignation was over the chieftaincy title conferred on former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.
In a statement signed by the three officials, there are conditions in which such titles should be conferred and the former minister has not met any of them.
The three officials, Bilyaminu Yusuf (Sardaunan Shinkafi); Umar Ajiya (Dan-Majen Shinkafi) and Hadiza Abdul’aziz-Yari (Iyar Shinkafi) noted that only those that have contributed to the development of some certain aspect of the economy deserve the honour.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Zamfara state government has promised to give repentant bandits two cows for each AK47 rifle surrendered.
The state governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle, made the promise on Thursday, July 16, when the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, the director-general of Department of State Security Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi and other top security officers paid him a visit.
"For every rifle submitted by a repentant bandit, there would be compensation of two cows," he said.
The governor stated that his administration does not want to give money to the bandits to prevent them from using the funds to purchase weapons.
Matawalle explained that cows were chosen as compensation because the bandits being Fulani need the cows to advance their economic interests.
He disclosed that Zamfara state is the epicentre of armed banditry in the country.
Legit.ng had also reported that President Muhammadu Buhari dispatched top security chiefs to interface with stakeholders in Zamfara on the lingering security challenges in the state and the entire northwest.
The northwest has been under siege by bandits who have been attacking local communities across the region.
The president's directive was revealed by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammad Adamu, on Thursday, July 16.
Adamu made the disclosure when the security chiefs paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Gusau, Ibrahim Bello, at his palace in Gusau.
In his remark, the emir thanked the security chiefs for the visit and pledged that the traditional institution would continue assisting them in their efforts to get rid of the criminals.
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