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Insecurity: Reveal Names Of Traditional Rulers Collaborating With Bandits - Katsina Residents To FG


Following the revelation made by Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, residents of Katsina have called for further prove.

Garba Shehu had earlier disclosed during an interview on channels television that traditional rulers are aiding banditry in the President's home state, Katsina.

He said:

“It is not that we are making direct accusations on anyone but it is also true that even in the president’s native state of Katsina, some traditional rulers have been found complicit in collaboration with the bandits to harm their own people.

“In neighbouring Zamfara, emirs and district heads, quite a number of them have been swept out of office. The thing is there are beneficiaries of whatever rotten system you have.

“At some point, the Nigerian Air Force had to put a number of aircraft in Katsina, they are still there. In the early part of that operation attacking Zamfara, which then was the epicentre.

“They realised that once an aircraft took off from Katsina airport, before it got to Zamfara for operation, telephone calls would have been made and targets would have disappeared. In the end, we were forced to be flying from distant places like Kaduna and Kano in order to undertake operations in Zamfara.”

Meanwhile, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi who is the spokesman of Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state declined to speak with journalists concerning the allegations  “There is no comment,” he said

People in the Katsina yesterday however tasked the federal government to reveal the names of the traditional rulers who are allegedly aiding banditry in the state.

They added that it would amount to “shifting blame” if they are not named, arrested and prosecuted as implications of insecurity in Katsina and the rest of the North West has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced thousands.

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