Over a 100 terrorists, on Saturday, attended the turbaning ceremony of a bandit kingpin called Ada Aleru as the Sarkin Fulani by the Emir of Yandoto.
Locals in Tsafe town of Zamfara State said over 100 bandits on Saturday attended the turbaning ceremony of a bandit kingpin called Ada Aleru as the Sarkin Fulani by the Emir of Yandoto.
Aliyu Garba Marafa, the first Emir of Yandoto in Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria, has conferred on Ado Aleru (Alieru), a terror leader, the title of ‘Sarkin Fulanin ‘Yandoton Daji (King of Fulanis).
The event took place on July 16 at about 2:30 p.m. WAT at Yandoto Emirate Council’s chamber.
“I Aliyu Garba Marafa, the first Emir of Yandoto, do hereby confer and declare Ado Aleru as the new Sarkin Fulanin Yandoton Daji in accordance with the cultural requirements of the Emirate.
“Your appointment and subsequent turbaning today is in line with the demand for peace and reconciliation efforts highly needed for our people in our Emirate, Tsafe local government area, Zamfara State and Nigeria as a whole,” Emir Marafa declared.
According to local sources, “the bandits were going on motorcycles without their guns. It was a brief ceremony attended by a few people.
“The Emir of Yandoto, Alhaji Garba Marafa, gave the title of Sarki Fulani to the notorious bandit who operated in Zamfara and Katsina states because he was willing to embrace peace.
“At a meeting, Ada Aleru agreed to stop attacking the communities and villages in the emirate. He has also agreed to allow people to go to their farms.
“This made the emirate confer the title on Aleru so that he would help to ensure peace returns to the emirate.”
The event was attended by dignitaries and Zamfara State’s top government functionaries. These include: State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Mohammed Ibrahim Tsafe (retired Police D.I.G), representative of the Commissioner of Information, Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, and Sole Administrator of Tsafe local government Council, Alhaji Aminu Mudi.
Others at the event were the district heads of Tsafe and Yandoto Emirate Councils of the state.