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Published On: Thu, Nov 21st, 2019

Killing of 14: Gov Matawalle suspends district head

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From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau

Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State has directed the immediate suspension of the District Head of Karate village, Alhaji Abubakar Bala, Bunun Gummi.
In a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs and General Services, Alhaji Aliyu Bello Maradun, the suspension followed the district head’s alleged involvement in the recent killing of 14 people.
According to the statement, “The district head was suspended by the state government following various allegations leveled against him surrounding security issues that to the killing of innocent people in the state”.
The statement further read that, Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has already set up a committee to investigate the root causes of the recent killings in Karaye village which according to him was unfortunate and barbaric.
The Governor has vowed to deal decisively with any person or group of persons that embarked on commitments capable of aiding criminal activities that would undermine the security arrangements put in place by his administration.
It would be recalled, Governor Bello Matawalle had a couple of months ago, dethroned the emir of Maru, Alhaji Abukakar Chika Ibrahim for his involvement in armed banditry and cattle rustling in the state.

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