Zamfara Assembly Suspends Local Government Chairman For Allegedly Protecting Bandits

The Zamfara State House of Assembly has suspended the Maradun Local Government Chairman, Alhaji Ahmad Abubakar for working against security in the state.

The suspension was announced by the Speaker of the House, Hon. Nasiru Ma’azu Magarya at a plenary following a petition sent to the Assembly against the council chairman by six concerned citizens of Maradun Local Government Area.

The petition was signed by Bello Abdullahi, Tsibiri district; Amiru Sa’idu, Kaya district; Musa Muhammad, Damaga/Gamagiwa district; Mu’awiya Sardauna, Faru district; Aliyu M-Sulaiman, Gora district and Bashiru Saleh, Gidangoga district.

The petitioners had accused the Chairman of encouraging armed bandits and notorious kidnappers to freely operate in the LGA, thereby preventing the peace efforts of the state government and failing to discharge his duties as a Chief Security Officer of the local government.

It was gathered that after debating on the matter, the lawmakers unanimously agreed on the motion to suspend the council chairman.

The House also suspended Alhaji Abubakar Rafi, the District Head of Boko West in Moriki Emirate, Zurmi Local Government Area.

The district head was suspended after the lawmakers accepted the recommendations of its joint Committee on Public Petitions, State Security, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.


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