Governor El-Rufai don depose two traditional rulers for Kaduna:

Jonathan Zamuna and Aliyu Yammah, wey be the traditional rulers of Piriga and Arak chiefdoms respectively don dey deposed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state. 
 Kaduna commissioner for local government, Umma Ahmad talk for one statement on Monday, May 22, dey Ahmad don dey depose for an unacceptable response to a query by the state government on top the unauthorised appointment of four district heads and hin non-residence within hin domain.


Zamuna don dey depose on top the communal clashes between Gure and Kitimi communities and also hin non-residence within the chiefdom.


The commissioner talk say their removal dey in line with the provisions of section 11 of the traditional institutions’ law No. 21 of 2021. The statement read; 

“The district head of Garun Kurama, Mr Babangida Sule, will oversee the affairs of Piriga chiefdom, pending the appointment of a new chief, while the council secretary has been directed to initiate the process for the appointment of a new chief.

“Mr Gomna Ahmadu, the council secretary of Arak chiefdom, will oversee the affairs of the chiefdom and also initiate the process for the appointment of a new chief.

“The government found unacceptable the response of HH General Iliyah Yammah to the query regarding his appointment of four district heads, contrary to the one approved for his chiefdom, and his non-residence within Arak chiefdom.

“The deposition of HH Jonathan Zamuna follows the recent communal clashes between the Gure and Kitimi communities of Piriga chiefdom in Lere LGA, and his non-residence within the chiefdom.”