Review Anti-banditry Tactics – Zamfara Emir to Govts

Abuja (Sundiata Post) -. Chairman of Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, has urged governments at all levels to change their tactics and approach in the fight against armed .

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 were killed.

Attahiru, is also the Emir of Anka, said, “it seems these acts of have defied all solutions available to us and the 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 willing to lay down their arms were invited and encouraged to do so, the emir said one could only dialogue with people had a cause.

“These do not have any cause for which they want to achieve, they are purely criminals engaged in robbing, maiming and innocent persons with no remorse, so there is no point to dialogue with them.

“They should be engaged with the same force and unless serious measures are taken against them, they will continue these bad acts with the feeling that they have an upper hand,” he said.

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