Governor Mala Buni of Yobe State has ordered the suspension of a traditional ruler in the state for allegedly raping a 6-year-old boy from his community.

The suspended traditional ruler is the Lawan (Ward Head) of Fannami ward in Gashua, Bade local government area of the state.

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The Commissioner for Information, Home Affairs and Culture, Abdullahi Bego, in a statement on Sunday said: “The governor has directed that appropriate administrative and legal measures be taken swiftly to investigate and prosecute the traditional ruler. Consequently, the traditional ruler has been suspended pending the outcome of the police investigation on the matter.

“A letter to that effect has also been served the traditional ruler by Bade local government council and the victim has also been evacuated and treated by medical personal at the Gashua General Hospital.”