- Amid rising insecurity in the north, Zamfara state government has been urged to allow bearing of firearms for self-defence
- Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, made this appeal following the bandits' attack on Emir of Kaura-Namoda Alhaji Sanusi Asha
- The Anka emir lamented that bandits have refused to surrender and embrace the "peace and reconciliation" initiative of the government
Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, Emir of Anka, has urged the state governor, Bello Matawalle to allow people to carry firearms for self-defence amid rising insecurity in the northern region.
The traditional ruler made this known on Sunday, December 20, when he paid a condolence visit to Emir of Kaura-Namoda Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad Asha following bandits' attack on his convoy.
Legit.ng recalls that the monarch was attacked by suspected gunmen along Zaria-Funtua road on Thursday night, December 17.
Asha escaped death but unfortunately, his driver, three police escorts, two palace guards, and two others were killed in the attack.
Speaking during the visit, Emir of Anka submitted that since the bandits have refused to surrender, the state government must allow the bearing of firearms as means of self-defence, The Punch reports.
Attahiru, who is the chairman of the state's council of chiefs, said the "bandits would never give up" and embrace the "peace and reconciliation as initiated by the government."
According to him, a person cannot make peace with people who are not ready to embrace it.
“Since the bandits refused to surrender, the government should allow everyone to carry weapons for self-defence.
“No single individual in this world is above the power of the government, unless the government does not want to act.”
In a related development, Musa Saleh-Kwankwaso, the father of the former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, was appointed as a kingmaker of the Karaye Emirate Council.
The appointment was announced in a statement on Thursday, November 26, by Haruna Gunduwawa, the spokesperson for the Karaye Emirate Council.
Gunduwawa said Saleh-Kwankwaso who held the traditional title of ‘Makaman Karaye’, will be officially turbaned as a kingmaker among the other four appointees on Friday, November 27.
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