Traditional ruler expresses dissatisfaction with Nigerian security operatives

Hamisu Danjibga, Gusau

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The Emir of Anka in Zamfara state, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, has threatened to seek the intervention of the United Nations (UN) or the African Union (AU), to end the protracted attacks on his domain by gunmen and bandits.

The traditional ruler made this known in his palace when the state Governor, Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar paid him a condolence visit on Friday.

The emir expressed shock that in less than a week after President Muhammadu Buhari visited the state and charged security agents to brace up and end all forms of insecurity, bandits and gunmen still carried out mass killings.

He said he had lost confidence in the ability and commitment of the security personnel because they had failed in the discharge of their obligations to properly secure the lives and property of law abiding residents in his domain on different occasions.

He alleged that corruption among the security agencies and the judiciary was the factor fuelling the security problems in the state.

The visibly perturbed monarch said he will make available a list of all identified corrupt security personnel and judges to the state authorities, as soon as possible.

He also stressed the need to secure a permanent base for security agencies, to enable them to protect the areas under constant attacks by the gunmen.

Earlier, Governor Yari expressed regret over the incessant attacks, urging the security agencies to intensify their efforts at restoring normalcy in the affected areas.

He therefore urged the security agents to henceforth, apprehend all non-authorised persons in possession of weapons, to reduce the attacks.

 

Lateefah Ibrahim