Matawalle Suspends Monarch Who Conferred Title on Soldier Selling Arms to Bandits

Matawalle Suspends Monarch Who Conferred Title on Soldier Selling Arms to Bandits

- Surajo Namakkah, the district head of Badarawa in Shinkafi emirate, has landed in trouble with the Zamfara government

- Namakkah was suspended on Friday, April 16, for conferring a traditional title on a solder aiding bandits in Zamfara state

- Governor Matawalle, however, noted that his government would not tolerate anything that can undermine the security of the state

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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has suspended the district head of Badarawa in Shinkafi emirate, Surajo Namakkah.

Daily Trust reports that Namakkah's suspension followed his conferment of a title on a military officer arrested for selling ammunition to bandits.

Matawalle Suspends District Head Who Conferred Title on Soldier Selling Arms to Bandits
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has suspended a district head who conferred a traditional title on a soldier aiding bandits in the state. Credit: @Bellomatawalle1
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Legit.ng gathered that he said his government would not tolerate anything capable of destroying the hard-earned peace of the state.

The report revealed that Namakkah's indefinite suspension was announced on Friday, April 16, by the director-general of media to the state government, Yusuf Idris.

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TheCable also reports that Governor Matawalle pledged to ensure that anybody found wanting in any way would be dealt with accordingly.

He warned that henceforth traditional rulers must seek approval before conferring traditional titles, to avoid unnecessary embarrassment to the government and the traditional institution.

According to the governor, the military officer was arrested and had in his possession 20 rounds of 62mm live ammunition.

The online medium further stated that the suspect was reportedly 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.

The governor also commended security agencies for arresting one Dr Kamarawa who was in possession of four sets of military camouflage and army identification card.

He said that Kamarawa specialised in the supply of army uniforms and medicaments to bandits in Zamfara.

Matawalle, however, 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.

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Legit.ng had previously reported that Hajiya Aisha Matawalle secured appointments of special assistants to the governor for 20 members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in the state.

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It was reported that the First Lady’s spokesperson, Zainab Abdullahi, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday, April 13.

She maintained that the gesture is aimed at supporting members of the group in appreciating them for promoting peaceful existence in the state.

In a related report, the commercial drivers in Zamfara state have begun a strike action as a result of incessant kidnappings and armed robberies along the 100 km Gusau-Dansadau road.

It was reported that the highway remained empty of commercial vehicles for a fourth day on Thursday, April 15, as drivers refused to work.

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