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
Security & Home Affairs. = Secretary
3. The Committee is given three (3) weeks within which to complete its assignment and submit report.
Ag. Secretary to the State Government.