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Emir Of Bauchi Suspended Following Communal Clashes Involving Herdsmen And Farmers

Emir Of Bauchi Suspended Following Communal Clashes Involving Herdsmen And Farmers
Following the recent Clashes between Fulani Herdsmen and farmers in Zadawa Community of Misau Local Government Area, Bauchi State, the
Governor Sen. Bala A. Mohammed has suspended the Emir of Misau and other officials as investigation is ongoing.

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According to the Governor, following his inauguration of 12 men panel who will investigate and report based on the findings and alleged involvement of the Emir and other local authorities in the duo clashes.

"Trusted sources revealed to us that traditional rulers and some local government officials are involved in the crisis", the Governor stated.

The approval of his suspension means that henceforth he seizes to preside further functions as the head of the traditional ruler of his town pending when the investigation by the panel is over.

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He was also suspended along side with the District head of Chiroma, and the Village Head of Zadawa and his Representative. This was done in a bid to prevent an unwarranted intrusion in the investigative job of the committee.

In his words, "We have decided to suspend the relevant traditional institutions in the area so that they will not interfere in the work of the committee.

They will also be required to subject themselves to the administrative Inquiry Committee pending when the time of investigation is over.

Mixed reactions trail the media as many urged the Governor not to allow the end report be toiled with, thereby jeopardizing and truncating the factual work of the panel members. He was also urged to pay a compulsory visit to the affected villagers to boost their confidence entrusted in him.

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In a similar event, the State Governor had on Tuesday 1st, July 2020 summoned an emergency meeting with the heads of security in the State in a bid to maintain peace and order in Zadawa community as clashes between fulani herdsmen and farmers increase.

He however, urged the states Commissioner of Police to mobilize his men and members of the Civil Defence and Security Corps to the affected part of the village to ensure normalcy, peace and stability.

I therefore urge citizens and residents of the area to remain law-abiding as anyone found wanting would be made to face the full wrath of the law

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