Abdullahi Sa’adu, village head of Butu-Butu in Rimingado Local Government Area of Kano State, has been suspended by Karaye emirate for selling land to Fulani herdsmen.
Karaye is one of the four new emirates created by governor Abdullahi Ganduje in 2019.
Haruna Muhammad Gunduwawa, spokesperson of the emirate, disclosed the village head’s suspension in a statement on Friday.
“The Fulani migrants built a mosque on the land without following the due process which ignites conflict with host community,” the statement reads.
“The suspension is to pave way for proper investigation by a committee set up to look into the allegations against the traditional ruler.
“The District Head of Rimingado, Auwalu Ahmad Tukur (Magajin Rafin Karaye) had earlier written a petition to the Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar II reporting the wrongdoing of the village head.”
“The village head was cautioned by both the District Head office and Rimin Gado local government council on selling the land.”
Meanwhile, Ibrahim Abubakar II, the emirate of Karaye, has deployed Habibu Umar, the Madakin Shamaki, to oversee the affairs of the village pending the outcome of the investigation.
The emirate appealed to residents of Butu-Butu to support and cooperate with Umar to discharge his duty effectively.