Zamfara State Governor, Mohammed Bello Matawalle has ordered for immediate suspension of of some village and district heads in Maradun emirate over attacks.
The police had confirmed that eight people where killed in what the command said was a reprisal attack by herders.
Matawalle at an inter-sectoral security meeting with traditional rulers, security agents, religious leaders and journalists in Gusau on Thursday, ordered the suspension of traditional rulers.
“It is sad to note that during this meeting, we have received two different security breach reports from two different areas.
“The emir of Maradun is hereby directed to leave this meeting, suspend the traditional rulers in whose domains these acts took place and initiate ways to identify and bring the perpetrators of the act to the authorities within the next three days or face the consequence himself,” the governor said.
He warned that any traditional ruler in whose area the outlawed volunteer security members attacked anyone, the special adviser should immediately suspend the affected traditional ruler before setting up an investigation.