The Katsina Emirate Council led by Alhaji Abdulmunini Kabir Usman has suspended the Sarkin Fawwan Katsina, District Head of Kankara, Alhaji Yusuf Lawal.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Katsina Emirate Council, Alhaji Mamman Ifo, on behalf of the Emir dated April 30, 2021.
The statement also said the suspension is with immediate effect but did not state any reason for the suspension.
However, Dateline Nigeria learnt that the district head was suspended following allegations by the people of Kankara and security agencies that he was aiding bandits.
The Emirate Council added that the decision was taken to reassure the state government and the people of its commitment towards ending banditry and other forms of criminalities.
The council has also set up a committee to investigate the allegations against the district head, adding that upon completion of its assignment, a report will be sent to the state government.