Zamfara emir urges govts to review anti-banditry tactics


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The Chairman of Zamfara Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, has urged governments at all levels to change their tactics and approach in the fight against armed banditry.

The emir made the call on Saturday, while speaking over last Friday’s attack on the Emir of Kaura-Namoda, Maj. Sanusi Muhammad (rtd), along Zaria-Funtua road as a result of which three police escorts and five palace aides on the convoy were killed.

Attahiru, who is also the Emir of Anka, said, “it seems these acts of banditry have defied all solutions available to us and the bandits have continued to kill people on the roads, in towns, in villages and anywhere and at anytime.

“No one is safe anymore, therefore, people should be allowed to carry arms and defend themselves, the emir stated.

On the peace and reconciliation programme initiated by governor Matawalle in which bandits willing to lay down their arms were invited and encouraged to do so, the emir said one could only dialogue with…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper