Sokoto dethrones 15 traditional leaders

The Sokoto State Government has dethroned 15 traditional rulers for various offences.

The state government is also investigating four others for more offences.

The offences according to a statement by Abubakar Bawa, Chief Pres Secretary to Governor Ahmed Aliyu, bordered on aiding insecurity, land racketeering and others.

Governor Aliyu had set up a to review appointment of traditional leaders, renaming of higher institutions and dissolution of Governing Boards of parastatals other than the statutory bodies. The development with the traditional rulers was ensured by the recommendations of the committee.

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

“The District Heads of Sabon Birni and that of Binji 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 offences 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.”


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