Yobe suspends traditional rulers over diversion of IDPs food

By Baba Kura Mallam, Maiduguri

Gujba Emirate Council of Yobe State has suspended two village heads over allegation that they diverted foodstuff meant for displaced people. Secretary of Gujba Emirate Council, Mohammed Ali Yusuf in a letter to the affected traditional rulers cited nonchalant attitude, indiscipline and breach of trust in the handling of food materials meant for the IDPs in Buni Yadi for the action

The two affected village heads are those of Hausari, Lawan Alhaji Hassan, Ngomari, Lawan Ngawari and the Sarkin Fulani of Gujba Alhaji Haro.

The letter reads in part:  ” I am directed to write and serve you with a letter of suspension. This followed your nonchalant attitude and a act of indiscipline involving breach of the trust and confidence reposed in you, by diverting food items donated by Government for distribution to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Buni Yadi.

“The Emirate Council has expressed dismay over your misconduct and has future directed me to inform you that you have been suspended from your post.

“In view of the above, you are therefore directed to keep away from the Emirate activities for the period of one month, pending the outcome of the Emirate Council meeting and subsequent resolution please,” the letters read.

Another letter was also from the emirate was also sent to Gujba Local Government Chairman informing him of the decision of the emirate, while warning the general public not to engage in any business with the suspended Chiefs.

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