Yusuf Lawal, District Head of Kankara Local Government, Katsina State, has been suspended following reports ad complaints from security agencies and residents of his ties with bandits.
Mamman Ifo, Secretary of the state Emirate Council, revealed the suspension on Friday while speaking with BBC.
He also disclosed that the emirate has constituted a committee to investigate the allegation thoroughly.
Also, Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle also announced the suspension of Surajo Namakkah, Badarawa District Head of Shinkafi Emirate Council, for conferring a traditional title on a military officer arrested for allegedly selling ammunition to bandits in Zamfara State.
According to reports, the military officer was recently apprehended with 20 rounds of 62mm live ammunition at the point of handing over the ammunition to one Kabiru Bashiru of Maniya village, Shinkafi Emirate, having allegedly collected an advance payment of N100,000 from bandits.
The Governor also commended security agencies for arresting one Dr Kamarawa who is allegedly responsible for supplying army uniforms and drugs to bandits operating around Zamfara.
The suspect had in his possession four sets of military camouflage and army identification cards when he was arrested.
The governor appreciated the support of heads of security agencies in the state in the fight against banditry and equally seeks the cooperation of the people in providing genuine information on criminals.