District Head of Badarawa in Shinkafi Emirate Council, Sarkin Kudun Badarawa, Surajo Ibrahim has been suspended by Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle.
Ibrahim was suspended for conferring the traditional title of ‘Durumbu’ on a military officer who was arrested for selling live ammunition to bandits in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the state.
This was disclosed on Friday by the Director-General of Press Affairs at the Government House, Yusuf Gusau.
According to the statement, the governor was sad to receive a report that the affected military officer attached to Shinkafi general area was arrested for selling live ammunition to bandits operating in the area and was even bestowed with a title by the district head.
The governor admonished that his administration would not tolerate anything capable of destroying the peace and reputation of the state, as well as ensure that anybody found wanting in any way was dealt with accordingly.
He stated that the suspension of the district head was indefinite because the traditional title was for no reason of significant contribution to the development of the area.
The governor has also warned that henceforth, all traditional rulers must seek approval before conferring a traditional title on people who have contributed to the development of their respective districts or emirates.