Zamfara State government has announced the dethronement of the emirs of Zurmi Alh Atiku Abubakar and that of Dansdau Alh Hussaini Umar alongside the District Head of Birnin Tsaba Alh Sulaiman Ibrahim Danyabi.
According to the statement by the Special Adviser Media Public Enlightenment and Communication to Governor Bello Matawalle Malam Zailani Bappa, said the dethronement of the monarchs followed the decision taken at a council meeting chaired by the Acting Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Mohammed Nasiha Gusau held at the Council chambers of the Government House on Wednesday.
Zailani Bappa said, “the council upheld the recommendations of a six-man white paper committee set up by the government to review the report of the two separate committees earlier set up to investigate the involvement of the three traditional rulers in the activities of banditry in the state.
He further said the three impeached royal fathers were earlier suspended by the state Government following wide allegations of serious involvement in the act of banditry in the state.
According to Bappa, the findings of the committees also revealed abuse of land act in their domain and the Government ordered the reversal to existing state of affairs involving the lands illegally allocated