ZAMFARA COUNCIL OF CHIEFS REFUTES ALLEGATION OF CONNIVING WITH BANDITS BY MINISTER OF DEFENCE

By Godson Ikiebey-

The chairman, Zamfara state council of chiefs and Emir of Zamfara, Attahiru Muhammad has refuted the accusation made by Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali that members of the council have been conniving with bandits in the state.

The Emir refuted the minister’s claim on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital, through Emir of Bungudu Alhaji Hassan Danfulani.

According to him, the council had noted with grave concern the deteriorating security situation in zamfara state and said members of the council have been very active and close partners in the fight to end banditry in the state.

This was after the meeting of traditional rulers in the state, where they discussed the security situation in the state.

Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Danfulani strongly accused Dan Ali of tarnishing the status of traditional rulers in the state and asked the minister to withdraw the accusation which the emir described as baseless.

He went further to reiterate the resilience of traditional rulers in the state with regards to assisting security agencies by providing information about locations, routes, and names of persons engaged in such criminal activities and commended the effort of the federal government in its crusade against banditry in the state.

The council stressed that there will be consequences if the minister does not withdraw his accusation against them.

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