Insecurity: Two district heads suspended over link to bandits in Katsina

Insecurity: Two district heads suspended over link to bandits in Katsina

Katsina Emirate Council has announced the suspension of the District Head of Kankara LGA for having ties with bandits operating in his territory.

The Secretary of the Emirate Council, Alhaji Mamman Ifo, disclosed the suspension of the Kankara district head, Alhaji Yusuf Lawal to BBC (Hausa) in an interview yesterday.

He said the emirate council took the decision following reports and complaints from security agencies and some residents of the district.

He also disclosed that the emirate has constituted a committee to investigate the allegation thoroughly.

In a similar development, Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara also announced the suspension of Badarawa District Head of Shinkafi Emirate Council, Alhaji Surajo Namakkah, for conferring traditional title on a military officer arrested for allegedly selling ammunition to bandits in Zamfara State.

The military officer was apprehended not long ago with 20 rounds of 62mm live ammunition at the point of handing over the ammunition to one Kabiru Bashiru of Maniya village, Shinkafi Emirate, having allegedly collected an advance payment of N100,000 from bandits, a report said.

The state Director General of Media, Mr Yusuf Idris was reported to have said that Matawalle government would not tolerate anything capable of destroying the hard earned peace of the state.

The Governor commended security agencies for arresting one Dr Kamarawa who is allegedly responsible for supplying army uniforms and drugs to bandits operating around Zamfara.

The suspect had in his possession four sets of military camouflage and army identification cards when he was arrested.

Matawalle lamented the ties between some irresponsible security personnel and bandits.

“The nation will not defeat the criminals with such bad eggs within the security architecture,” he said.

He appreciated the support of heads of security agencies in the state in the fight against banditry and equally seeks the cooperation of the people in providing genuine information on criminals.

Insecurity: Two district heads suspended over link to bandits in Katsina