This is to inform the general public that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Zamfara State, Hon. Bello Mohammed Matawalle, MON, (Shatiman Sokoto, Barden Hausa), has approved the suspension of Emir of Zurm,i Alh. Atiku Abubakar Muhammad. Accordingly, Alh. Bello Suleiman (Bunun Kanwa) is to take charge of Affairs of the Emirate immediately. 

2. In the meantime, His Excellency has also approved the constitution of a high powered Committee to investigate allegations made against the suspended Emir, on his involvement in the escalating rate of banditry attacks in the Emirate. Composition of the Committee is as follows: 

i). His Excellency, 

Mal. Ibrahim Wakkala Muhd 

Former Deputy Governor         =    Chairman, 

ii). His Excellency, 

Mukhtar Ahmad Anka

Former Deputy Governor         =    member 

iii). Hon. Faruku Musa Dosara 

Zamfara State House Leader  =    member 

iv). Rtd DIG Mamman Tsafe 

Special  Adviser Security         =  member 

v). Hon. Yusuf Abubakar Zugu

Special Adviser Chieftaincy Aff = member 

vi). Representative of the Police =  member 

vii). Representative of the DSS   =  member 

viii). Rep. of Civil Defence           =  member 

ix). Musa Liman Shinkafi 

Permanent Secretary 

Security & Home Affairs.           = Secretary 

3. The Committee is given three (3) weeks within which to complete its assignment and submit report. 


Kabiru Balarabe 

Ag. Secretary to the State Government.

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