- Council of chiefs in Zamfara state has denied the allegation leveled against them
- Mansur Dan-Ali had alleged that some Emirs were involved in the banditry activities in the state
- The council of chiefs, however, told the minister to name the Emirs involved in the banditry activities or face legal action
The Zamfara state council of chiefs has denied the allegation levelled against them by the minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, that some royal fathers in the state are involved in the banditry activities in the state.
Legit.ng regional reporter in Zamfara, Lawal Tsalha, reports that this was made known on Thursday, April 11, following an emergency meeting held by the council's members at the state ministry for local government and chieftaincy affairs.
The spokesperson of the council, Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Muhammad Attahiru, called on the defense minister to be specific on his allegation and mention the names of the Emirs that are involved in the banditry.
The council said it was waiting for the positive response of the minister otherwise they would take appropriate action against him.
The council, however, appreciated the effort of the federal government in controlling the security situation in the state.
The council of chiefs urged the military to be careful while bombing suspected areas of hoodlums as many innocent people are being affected.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the defence minister described kidnapping, cattle rustling and farmers and herders clashes as currently worse than the insurgency being experienced in the northeast part of the country.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the national workshop on civil military relations and the media which held in Kaduna on Thursday, March 22, Dan-Ali argued that that armed conflict situations often present fertile ground for friction between the military and the media.
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