- The emir of Anka, Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad Anka, has reacted to the spate of insecurity in the country
- The monarch stated that even traditional rulers are not spared from the security crisis
- The emir calls for urgent action to remedy the precarious situation
The Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad Anka, has said it may be better for the federal government to allow everyone carry weapons for protection due to the rising cases of insecurity in the country.
The traditional ruler made the statement when reacting to the recent attack on the Emir of Kaura Namoda, The Tribune reported.
The monarch, who also serves as the chairman of the Zamfara state council of chiefs, expressed concerns over the frequent attacks on traditional rulers.
He stated that nothing has been done to stop attacks on traditional rulers despite several appeals that have been made.
The emir said:
“We are tired of appeals, appeals always, people are making appeals every day, if nothing is done, I think it will be better to allow everyone carry weapons for protection.”
Meanwhile, a traditional ruler has reportedly been kidnapped in Kogi state.
According to reports, Shuaibu Usman, the acting Eje of Ankpa in Ankpa local government area of the state, was kidnapped while entering a mosque to observe prayers on Friday, December 18.
The Cable reported that the incident was confirmed by Ayuba Ede, the state commissioner of police.
In another news, the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort to secure the country is being frustrated by politicians.
Speaking at an event on Friday, December 18, Bello said security agencies should expose those sabotaging the efforts to make the country safe.
According to his spokesperson, Mohammed Onogwu, the governor called for strong action against the saboteurs.
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