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In Katsina, Kankara District Head has been dismissed for allegedly sponsoring bandits

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The Katsina Emirate Council has dismissed the District Head of Kankara, also known in the community as ‘Sarkin Pawwan Katsina’, Alhaji Yusuf Lawal.

Recall that the District Head was initially suspended in April after he was found guilty of all the charges leveled against him by residents of the community that he was sponsoring and aiding banditry in the area.

The Spokesman of the Emirate, Alhaji Ibrahim Bindawa in a statement to Channels Television, said a committee was set up by the Emirate and was chaired by the Kauran Katsina, District Head of Rimi, after meeting security officials and other stakeholders especially from the Kankara district found the District Head guilty of aiding bandits and kidnappers terrorising Kankara LGA.

“The immediate suspension followed series of complaints by the residents after which investigation was conducted.

“What happened was that the State Government had hitherto directed the Emirate Council to commence investigation into the allegations leveled against the District Head by the residents.

“Upon completion of the investigation, the Emirate found him guilty and submitted its report to the State Government where the Government further directed the Emirate to dismiss him,” Bindawa explained.

NewsWireNGR also recalled that In December 2020, 344 students were abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.

The students were eventually freed one week after negotiations with the Federal Government as well as Katsina and Zamfara State Governments.

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