Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed on Friday suspended the emir of Misau Ahmed Suleiman and the district heads of Ciroma and Zadawa villages of Misau local government over the recent violent conflict between farmers and herdsmen that resulted to the death of nine people, Blueprint is reporting.
Recall that the governor on Wednesday sacked the caretaker chairman of Misau local government Mohammed Tanko Gwaram, his deputy Baidu Kafin Sule and the secretary of the council Usman Abdu following the violent clashes.
Addressing Journalists at government house Friday, Bala explained that the suspension of the traditional rulers followed the additional petitions received by the government from the people of the local government on the matter.
“Following the receipt of additional petitions that we have at our disposal, we have decided to suspend the relevant traditional institutions in the area so that they will not interfere in the work of the committee.
“The traditional rulers are his royal highness the emir of Misau, the district head of Ciroma, the village head of Zadawa. These traditional rulers are hereby suspended. They will remain in Misau, they are not allowed to go anywhere and they are to submit themselves to the administrative committee of inquiry”. He stated.
The governor said the investigative panel would be headed by retired Air vice marshal Tijjani Gamawa with representatives of the commissioner of police, director SSS civil defense and attorney general of the state, chairman state house of assembly committee on security, chairman house committee on local government, SSA security and commissioner for local governments.
He charged them to gather important information and submit a report within three weeks on the matter assuring that anyone found to be directly or indirectly involved would be dealt with.