Three Nigerian popular first-class monarchs were deposed for supporting banditry.
Some people in the state of Zamfara say that three traditional rulers have been ousted because they are thought to have been linked to banditry there.
Following a report from a committee that was set up to look into their role in banditry operations across the state, the three monarchs were officially dethroned by the state government.
Result from the meeting
A few hours later, after a meeting of the state’s Executive Council at the Gusau Government House, the state’s Commissioner of Information and Commissioner of Security and Internal Affairs, both in Gusau, said that this had been the case for a while.
The government also approved the revocation of land that was given to non-indigenous residents of Zamfara State, according to commissioners. They said that the tenants were illegally occupying the land and not following the rules.
It took a long time for the commissioners to come to their decision, they said in a statement. They looked over the reports the two committees sent to the state government.
The three traditional leaders were suspended and arrested by the state administration in June 2021, after they were accused of involvement in banditry operations by the state government.