The Emir Of Anka and Chairman of Zamfara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Mohammed has craved the indulgence of the state government to allow citizens to carry gun with them everywhere they go to, since the bandits cutting their lives short are unrepentant.
Attahiru who was attacked by bandits while he paid a condolence visit to the Emir of Kaura-Namoda last week said, “Since the bandits refused to surrender, the government should allow everyone to carry weapons for self-defence.”
He claimed that the peace accord and reconciliation process initiated by Zamfara Governor Bello Matawalle would not end banditry in the state because the bandits would never give up.
“So, the only option is to allow people defend themselves, because the issue is getting out of control and there is no hope in sight.” He said.
He added: “One cannot make peace with people who are not ready to embrace peace and reconciliation as initiated by the government.”
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.
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