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President Buhari’s Home District Head Suspended For Sponsoring Bandits

Yusuf Lawal, the district head of Kankara in Lasting State where Nigeria’s  President muhammadu Buhari hails from has been suspended by the Katsina Emirate Council for allegedly sponsoring kidnapping and other activities of bandits in the region.The suspension followed widespread insecurity in Kankara, Katsina State and neighbouring communicate.

In a statement on Sunday, Katsina Emirate’s secretary, Iro Bindawa highlighted Yusuf Lawal’s immediate suspension followed by residents’ complaints of his nefarious activities.

The secretary added that the fate of the district head will be decided after investigation has been concluded.

In December 2020, armed men suspected to be bandits invaded the Government Science Secondary School in the Kankara Local Government Area of the state, killing a security guard and kidnapping over 300 students. Boko Haram which is against western education, while claiming responsibility for the abduction, said the attack was carried out in protest against un-Islamic practices in the school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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