Zamfara monarch crackdown on district leaders for allegedly aiding bandits – TBEN

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The Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Major Sanusi Muhammad Ahmad Asha, has been harsh with his district chiefs, warning them against accumulating information and helping bandits.

The monarch revealed this when he received state police commissioner Abutu Yaro on a familiarization tour of 17 emirates in the state on Tuesday.

According to him, any district chief deemed insufficient will be dethroned and punished according to the law of the country, affirming that there would be no sacred or untouchable cow.

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“My emirate will no longer tolerate this and will remain focused and engaged in monitoring my region. Any district chief discovered in the process of romancing with the formidable group of bandits will be punished regardless of his origins, ”he warned.

Asha explained that her emirate had previously devised a strategy to complement the state government’s peace and reconciliation initiative with a view to ending all forms of crime in the emirate.

The monarch stressed that the issue of security is a collective responsibility, stressing that his emirate will remain resolute and will work closely with security agencies, especially the police and other sister security agencies, to get rid of the banditry and other forms of crime ravaging the state.

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Respondent, Zamfara State Police Commissioner. Abutu Yaro said the Command planned to recruit young Fulani as part of the special gendarmerie program to strengthen state security.

“The Zamfara State Police Command, under my leadership, observed that the Fulani were not sufficiently represented in the gendarmes of the special police, hence the need to recruit more in the State” , did he declare.

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CP Abutu, who described traditional rulers as the best mechanism to provide adequate security, called on them to do more by providing timely reports on the activities of criminals in their respective fields.

He further stated that any aggrieved citizen can channel their complaint through traditional rulers to the police for a proper solution.

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