Banditry: Gov. Matawalle suspends District Head

Gov. Bello Matawalle has suspended the District Head Badarawa in Shinkafi Emirate Council, Alhaji Surajo Namakkah.The district head was suspended indefinitely by the governor for conferring traditional title Durumbu on a military officer who was arrested for allegedly selling to bandits in the state.A statement issued on Friday in Gusau by Mr Yusuf Idris, Director-General Media to the governor, said the state government would not tolerate anything capable destroying the hard earned peace the state.

The governor pledged to ensure that anybody found wanting in anyway will be dealt with accordingly.Matawalle warned that henceforth, traditional rulers must seek approval before conferring traditional titles, to avoid unnecessary embarrassment to government and the traditional institution.

According to the governor, the military officer was recently arrested in 20 rounds 62mm live .The suspect was said to be at the point handing over the to one Kabiru Bashiru Maniya village, Shinkafi Emirate, and had allegedly collected an advance payment N100,000 from bandits.The governor commended security agencies for arresting one Dr Kamarawa who was in four sets military camouflage and army identification card.He said that Kamarawa specialised in the supply of army uniforms and medicaments to bandits .Matawalle expressed sadness over the involvement of some irresponsible security personnel in banditry, saying it would sabotage ongoing operations and make it impossible to banditry in the country.“The nation will not defeat the criminals with such bad eggs the security achitecture,”

he added.The governor assured that all those arrested in connection with banditry in the state will face the full wrath of the law.He appreciated the support of heads of security agencies in the state in the fight against banditry and appealed to the people to cooperate with them by providing  genuine on criminals. (NAN)