Zamfara state government said on Friday it will soon prosecute seven traditional rulers over their complicity in the killing of innocent citizens in the state.
The state Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Bello Dankande disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Gusau.
He said, those to be prosecuted include the district heads of Ruwan Gora, Alhaji Isa Balarabe, Ruwan Rana, Alhaji Altine Magaji and that of Ruwan Jema, Alhaji Mohammed Sani.
Others are Alhaji Bala Magaji, village head of Gurbin Bore, Alhaji Marafa Zubairu, village head of Baichin Birane, Danjeka Gyado, village head of Gyado and Alhaji Hassan Mohammed, the village head of Tungar Dutsi.
The commissioner said the dethroned traditional rulers were found guilty of harboring and feeding bandits in their royal homes while getting and disseminating information on movement of security personnel to the bandits as well as bailing those arrested.
He explained that their removal was in exercise of the governor’s powers under section 15 (1,2 & 3) of the state’s local government law.
The dethronement of all the affected natural rulers took immediate effect from today, (Friday, Nov. 30, 2018) . With reports by NAN