Notorious Bandits kingpin Ado Aleru turbaned as Sarkin Fulani (The King of Fulani) of Yandoton Daji Emirate in Zamfara State.
The event took place around 3:30 WAT Saturday 16, July 2022. Pictures from the venue of the turbaning ceremony can be seen below.
“I Aliyu Garba Marafa, the first Emir of Yandoto, do hereby confer and declare Ado Aleru as the new Sarkin Fulanin Yandoton Daji in accordance with the cultural requirements of the Emirate.
“Your appointment and subsequent turbaning today is in line with the demand for peace and reconciliation efforts highly needed for our people in our Emirate, Tsafe local government area, Zamfara State and Nigeria as a whole,” Emir Marafa declared.
According to Abdul Balarabe, Ado Aleru is the leader of the bandit group that is terrorizing both the Katsina and Zamfara communities.
Aleru was declared wanted by the Katsina Police Command in 2019 with a bounty of 5 million Naira on his head.
According to NewsWireNGR, the police in Katsina State had in June 2020 declared Adamu Alero (Yankuzo) wanted for being the mastermind of the recent deadly attack on Kadisau, a community where a village head was slaughtered and his body mutilated.
Over 20 others were also killed in that attack. A reward of N5m has been kept aside as reward for anyone, who provides information leading to his arrest.
Kadisau is a village under Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina where bandits attacks have claimed several lives in recent weeks.
“Consequently, the Command hereby wish to declare “Adamu Aliero Yankuzo”, ‘m’, aged 45yrs of Yankuzo village,of Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State, a notorious leader of groups of bandits terrorizing Katsina and Zamfara states wanted and has placed a bounty of N5m on his head – dead or alive. Any person or group of persons that have useful information that may lead to his arrest to please report to the nearest police station,” Sanusi Buba, Commissioner of Police in Katsina State, said.