The Governor of Zamfara state, Bello Muhammad Matawalle has reportedly removed the Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Cika and the district head of Kanoma Alhaji Lawal Ahmad.
According to a statement signed by the state Deputy governor, Barrister Mahdi Aliyu Gusau, governor Mutawalle approved, on Friday, the deposition of the Emir and the district head with immediate effect.
Both the Emir and the district head were suspended in June after being alleged of conniving with armed bandits and cattle rustlers in the state.
However, a high powered committee, headed by the former Inspector general of Police MD Abubakar, was constituted to investigate their involvement in armed banditry and cattle rustling.
The committee, after discreet investigation, found them wanting and finally recommended the removal of the emir and the district head.