Zamfara killings: Emir weeps, seeks UN, AU interventions

The Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad, has called on the United Nations and African Union to intervene in the unending menace of armed banditry and cattle rustling in the state.

 

Last Wednesday, more than 30 people were killed by suspected armed bandits in Bawar Daji village in Anka local government area of the state which falls under his emirate.

 

The Emir who took some minutes weeping on Friday said a commission of inquiry should be constituted to investigate the killings in the state adding that the situation is getting out of hand.

 

He further said that Fulani leaders and elders must look inwards to find out why a particular ethnic group is involved in senseless killings in the country even though he denied that it is a conflict between herders and farmers.

 

“The conflict is between armed criminals and innocent citizens or between armed robbers and law-abiding people. I must warned traditional rulers against romancing with criminals because it will back fire,” he said.

 

He said all the district heads of the troubled communities would be dethroned as something is fishy in the way they rule their subjects and above all mingle with criminals.

 

The royal father, alongside with senior members of his emirate council, was at the Bawar Daji village on Thursday to help bury those killed during the attack.

 

-Daily Trust

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