Notorious bandit kingpin bags chieftaincy title in Zamfara

Adamu Alero, a notorious bandit lord, has been given the traditional title of Sarki Fulani Yandoto by Alhaji Garba Marafa, the Emir of Yandoto in Zamfara State.

According to a story from the Nigerian Tribune, the turbaning ceremony took place on July 16, 2022, on a Saturday.

Alero was raised in the main town despite being born in the Tsafe Local Government Area’s Yankuzo village.

The 45-year-old terrorist is in charge of a squad that conducts attacks on the towns of Faskari and Kankara in Katsina State, as well as Tsafe and Gusau in Zamfara.

The emirate’s recent local peace process arrangement with the bandits terrorizing Tsafe Local Government Area was the basis for the decision to bestow the title on the banditry leader.

A source, who pleaded anonymity told the publication; “Aleru was in the forefront of the recent peace efforts in the two emirates of Yandoto and Tsafe.” 

Sunday Tribune source also revealed that stakeholders and elders recently met with the bandit leader for a peace deal. 

“At the end of the meeting, he (Aleru) agreed to stop attacking the communities and villages in the emirate. He has also agreed to allow people to farm,” said the source.

Notorious bandit kingpin bags chieftaincy title in Zamfara
Notorious bandit kingpin bags chieftaincy title in Zamfara

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