Friom Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
Few weeks after Bauchi State governor, Sen. Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir indicted traditional institution in the state of complicity in issues of banditry in the state, the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu, who is the chairman of the state Traditional Council, has ordered for the immediate dethronement of four village heads in Toro Local Government Area of the state.
The affected village heads were found complacent in abetting criminal elements in their respective domains which threw the areas into restlessness for the residents.
The Emir, in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Emirate, Malam Shehu Muhammad, gave the affected chiefdoms as Buruku, Turkunyan Biru, Gamawa and Zomo villages all in Toro Local Government Area where the vast Lame/Burra Games reserves is located.
The statement contained that the decision was arrived at the council level of the Emirate after the village heads were found wanting of hosting unknown strangers suspected to be criminals in their domains without drawing the attention of their superior officers or security agents.
Emir Adamu stated that the affected traditional rulers were also found culpable of destroying forest resources at Lame/Bura Game Reserve, an act that posed threat to the security of the area.
The statement directed the District Head of Lame, Alhaji Aliyu Yakubu Lame and the Village Head of Tama to immediately replace the affected persons with deserving ones and forward their names to the Emirate Council for necessary action.