Committee indicts 5 Zamfara Emirs over banditry

The committee on finding solutions to banditry in Zamfara, on Friday said it has concrete evidence that five Emirs in the state were complicit in the spate of banditry in which more than 6,319 men and women were killed.

Zamfara state Governor, Bello Matawalle [Twitter/@BelloMatawalle1]

Abubakar, who made the disclosure while submitting the committee’s report to Gov. Bello Matawalle in Gusau on Friday, did not publicly named the traditional rulers.

He added that 10 soldiers, some policemen and civil servants were discovered to have had their hands smeared in the banditry which lasted for about a decade in the state.

The former IGP however said some security personnel and one emir distinguished themselves creditably in the protection of the people.

He said that the committee had recommended that the emir be conferred with national honour while the officers should be promoted to their next ranks.

Abubakar said the 300-page report would be relevant to other state governments and the federal government in addressing security issues in the country.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committee was inaugurated by Gov. Matawalle in July and its investigation covered between June 2011 and May 2019. 

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