The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has approved the removal of the Emir of Maru, Abubakar Cika and the district head of Kanoma, Lawal Ahmad for alleged involvement in banditry.
In a statement signed by the state deputy governor, Mahdi Aliyu Gusau, governor gave the order for the deposition of the emir and district head on Friday.
The duo was suspended last June, following protests by their subjects over suspicion of connivance with armed bandits and cattle rustlers in the state.
Consequently, a committee, headed by the former Inspector general of Police, MD Abubakar, was constituted to investigate their involvement in armed banditry and cattle rustling.
The committee, after discreet investigation, found them wanting and finally recommended the removal of the emir and the district head.
The affected district head is also under Maru emirate council.