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Village Head Suspended by Kano Emir for Selling Lands to Fulani Herders

The Village Head of Butu-Butu in Rimingado Local Government of Kano, Sa’adu Abdullahi has been suspended by the Karaye Emirate for selling lands to Fulani herdsmen.

According to a statement released by Haruna Muhammad Gunduwawa, the Secretary to the Karaye Emirate, the suspension is to take effect on Friday, 16th July.

Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar II

The statement which was accented to by the Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar II read, “The Fulani migrants built a mosque on the land without following the due process which ignites conflict with host community.”

“The suspension is to pave way for proper investigation by a committee set up to look into the allegations against the traditional ruler.”

“The District Head of Rimingado, Auwalu Ahmad Tukur (Magajin Rafin Karaye) had earlier written a petition to the Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar II reporting the wrongdoing of the village head. The village head was cautioned by both the District Head office and Rimin Gado local government council on selling the land.”

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