The Emir of Sabon Birnin Yandoto in Zamfara State, Alhaji Aliyu Marafa, has honoured a repentant bandits’ kingpin, Adamu Aliero with the traditional title of Sarkin Fulani.
The ceremony, according to The Punch, was performed in Yandoto town, the headquarters of the emirate.
With his new title, Aliero is now the leader of the Fulani clan in the emirate.
The spokesperson of the emirate, Lawali Magaji, said, the title of Sarkin Fulani was conferred on Aliero considering his present status as a peace-maker within the emirate.
Magaji added that, with this development, the people of the emirate could now go to their farms without fear of bandits’ attacks.
He said, “He has been trying to stop banditry within the emirate and we have seen positive changes.
“The conferment of the title of Sarkin Fulani on Adamu Aliero will give him more power to control the entire Fulani people within the emirate. It will also enable him to checkmate the activities of the recalcitrant bandits and take action against them.”