Mohammed Zamfara State governor, Hon Bello Mohammed has approved the suspension of the Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Cika Ibrahim (Banagan Maru) and district head of Kanoma, Alhaji Ahmed Lawal (Bunun Kanoma).
A statement issued by the chief press secretary, Mallam Yusuf Idris said the suspension was as a result of series of complaints from the community over their alleged involvement in banditry.
The duo will remain suspended until the outcome of the investigation panel, which will be set up soon by the state government.
The emir has however been directed to hand over his official vehicles and all other government properties in his possession to the senior district head, while the district head of Kanoma is to hand over same to the most senior village head.
A source said the emir was nearly lynched at Kanoma town when he accompanied the state governor who visited the area for condolence visit over bandits attack in the area.
The source said that immediately the monarch was called upon to
speak, the inhabitants protested.