Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has suspended the District Head of Badarawa in Shinkafi Emirate Council, Alhaji Surajo Namakkah for conferring a traditional title on a military officer, who was arrested for aiding and selling ammunitions to bandits.
The District Head conferred the title of Durumbu on the indicted soldier.
However, Matawalle condemned the act, saying he would not tolerate anyone that supports banditry in the state.
A statement released by Mr Yusuf Idris, Director-General Media to the governor quoted the governor as reiterating his commitment to preserving the relative peace in the state.
Matawalle explained that the police recently apprehended the military officer, who possessed 20 rounds of 62mm live ammunition.
The indicted officer was about handing the weapons to one Kabiru Bashiru of Maniya village, Shinkafi Emirate when the security agencies arrested him.
Similarly, the Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested two suspects with 15 rounds of live ammunition at Ovom Waterside, Yenagoa area of the state.
According to reports, operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the Command arrested the two suspects identified as Solomon Ibe, 43 years, and Chris Amuka, 23 years for being in possession of the live ammunitions.
Confirming the arrest, a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat explained that the operatives arrested the suspects when they were trying to transport one bag of weed, suspected to be Indian hemp, to the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.