Banditry:- People should be allowed to carry arms defend themselves–Anka Emir

Anka Emir, Alh Attahiru Mohd Ahmed

The Emir of Anka in Zamfara state, Alhaji Attahiru Mohammed Ahmad has appealed to the state government to allow people of the state to carry arms and defend themselves against banditry.

Attahiru who paid a condolence visit to the Emir of Kaura-Namoda attacked by bandits last week said “Since the bandits refused to surrender, the government should allow everyone to carry weapons for self-defence”.

He said that the peace accord and reconciliation process initiated by Governor Bello Matawalle would not end banditry in the state because the bandits would never give up.

Attahiru, who is the Chairman of the State Council of Chiefs said “One cannot make peace with people who are not ready to embrace peace and reconciliation as initiated by the government”.

“No single individual in this world is above the power of the government unless the government does not want to act”. Said Attahiru.

He also urged governments at all levels to give the security operatives the chance to deal with the bandits, stressing that security operatives could handle the situation if given the chance and weapons.

The Emir lamented that so far many Emirs in the country have been attacked by bandits.

“Last year, the Emir of Pataskum was attacked. Here in Zamfara, Emir of Bukkuyum was also attacked and his orderly was killed in the process”.

 I can also remember that even the Emir of Yauri was sometimes attacked”. 

“So the only option is to allow people depend themselves, because the issue is getting out of control and there is no hope in sight. Concluded Anka Emir.

Recall that, the Emir of Kaura-Namoda, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad was attacked along Zaria-Gusau road on Thursday last week when he was returning to the state from Abuja where eight people in his convoy were killed.

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