Connect with us

News

‘Allow our people to carry weapons for self-defence,’ Zamfara monarch begs Gov Matawalle

Published

on

A monarch in Zamfara State, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, on Sunday urged the state Governor, Bello Matawalle, to authorize the use of weapons by residents of the state to defend themselves against bandits and terrorists.

Ahmad, who is the Emir of Anka and Chairman of the Zamfara State Council of Chiefs, made the appeal when he paid a condolence visit to the Emir of Kaura-Namoda, Alhaji Sanusi Mohammad, who was attacked by bandits along the Zaria-Gusau Road on December 17.

Muhammad lost eight persons in his convoy to the attack.

The monarch said: “Since the bandits have refused to surrender, the government should allow everyone to carry weapons for self-defence.”

Read also: Zamfara monarch dies while awaiting result of COVID-19 test

Ahmad said the peace accord and reconciliation process initiated by the governor would not end banditry in Zamfara because the bandits would never give up.

“One cannot make peace with people who are not ready to embrace peace and reconciliation as initiated by the Zamfara government.

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

“I also want to urge the Zamfara State government to give security operatives the chance to deal with the bandits by providing the necessary support and weaponry to them.”

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Investigations