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BREAKING: Sokoto govt dethrones 15 traditional leaders, investigates four



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No fewer than fifteen traditional rulers, the Sokoto State Government has dethroned traditional leaders for different offenses.

Four others are also still being probed for other offenses.

The offenses bordered on aiding insecurity, land racketeering, and among others.

The development came on the heels of recommendations of the committee set up by Governor Ahmed Aliyu to review the appointment of traditional leaders, renaming of higher institutions, and dissolution of Governing Boards of parastatals other than the statutory bodies.

Abubakar Bawa, Press Secretary to the Governor, immediately announced their dethronement.

Bawa posited that seven other traditional leaders were retained. At the same time, the District Heads of Sabon Birni local government and his counterpart from Binji were transferred to the Gatawa and Bubkari districts, respectively.

The statement reads: “District Heads of Tsaki and Asara are to retain their seats. Cases involving District Heads of Isa, Kuchi, Kilgore, and Gagi were recommended for further investigation.

“The District Heads of Sabon Birni and Benji have been transferred to Gatawa and Bubkari Districts, respectively.

“The District Heads of Unguwar Lalle, Yabo, Wamakko, Tullawa, Illela, Dogon Daji, Kebbe, Alkammu, and that of Giyawa have been relieved of their appointments for various offenses bordering on aiding insecurity, land racketeering, conversion of public properties for personal use amongst others.

“The District Heads of Marafan Tangaza, Sarkin Gabas Kalambaina, Bunun Gogono, Saekin Kudun Yar Tsakkuwa, Sarkin Tambuwal, and Sarkin Yamman Toroankawa have all been dropped; hence their appointments didn’t follow process.”

The government said, “Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar has been retained as the Ciroman Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki Mohammed Maccido as Barayan Zaki, Abubakar Bukari Salame as Sarkin Arewan Salame, while Alhaji Aminu Aliyu Balle remained Sarkin Yamman Balle.

“Others who retain their positions include Alhaji Mahmud Shahu Yabo as Sarkin Gabas Dandin Mahe, Alhaji Muntari Muhammad Tukur Ambarura as Sarkin Gabas Ambarura while Malam Isa Aliyu Rarah retains Saekin Gabas Rarah.”






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