From Beatrice GONDYI, Bauchi
Bauchi state Governor, Bala Mohammed, has suspended the Emir of Misau, Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman, as a result of the crisis that engulfed Zadawa village in Hardawa ward, in Misau Local Government Area of the state which led to the death of eleven people.
The District Head of Chiromah and Village Head of Zadawa was also suspended by the State Governor.
The governor who stated this on Tuesday, also suspended the Caretaker Chairman of Misau LGA, Yaro Gwaram while his deputy, Baidu Kafin-Misau and his Secretary, Usman Abdu were also suspended.
Governor Bala who stated this while inaugurating the Committee of inquiry into land disputes 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 Chiromah, 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 will be headed by retired Air Commodore Tijjani Gamawa with representatives of the commissioner of police, director SSS civil defence 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.