The Katsina Emirate Council on Friday suspended the District Head of Kankara, Sarkin Pawwan Katsina, Alhaji Yusuf Lawal.
The suspension was said to be over his alleged links with the activities of volunteer vigilante (Yan Sakai) who have committed some atrocities in the area.
Kankara is the location of a public school where some 300 students were abducted in December.
The abduction was masterminded by Auwal Daudawa, a proclaimed bandit who later repented and laid down arms.
He returned to the forest this April after dissatisfaction with his repentance conditions but was killed nine days later in a fight with a rival bandit gang.