Katsina Monarch Dethroned for Abetting Banditry

Katsina Emirate Council has dethroned Alhaji Idris Sule Idris, the Makaman Bakori over alleged connection to the banditry in his domain, Bakori local council

This was stated in a letter signed by Alhaji Aminu Nuhu Abdulkabir, the Kauran Katsina and addressed to the deposed traditional on January 19, 2023.

The council accused the monarch of several allegations bordering on insecurity conspiracy.

Abdulkadir added that the Governor of the State, Aminu Bello Masari ordered for the immediate sacking of Makama following confirmation that he is abetting banditry activities in Bakori.

The statement read: ”Sequel to the letter the Emirate Council of the Emir of Katsina ,His Royal Highness Abdulmumini Kabir Usman CFR with no. SEC/54/VOLVI/1416 received from the state government dated 18/01/2023, which His Excellency, the Governor of the state, based on the complaints from your domain has confirmed your connection to the insecurity in your territory.

“Therefore, the Katsina Emirate Council resolved to dismiss you as Makaman Katsina on 19/01/2023.”

In 2020, Garba Shehu, the Spokesperson to the President insisted that some traditional rulers in Katsina State are aiding bandits attacking villages across the state.

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His comments came a few days after bandits murdered Dikko Usman, the village head of Mazoji, in Matazu Local Government Area of the State.

Katsina Emirate Council had in 2021, sacked“Sarkin-Pauwan Katsina, the District Head of Kankara, Alhaji Yusuf Lawal, over alleged involvement in aiding and abetting banditry in his terrain. 

Last year, dozens of bandits ransacked Bakori, killing and kidnapping several people including children.


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