By Jerrywright Ukwu
Zamfara council of chiefs has requested the federal government to set up a panel or commission of inquiry to establish those behind banditry in the state and punish them.
The chairman of the council and Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, made the appeal on Monday, May 13 when he received the minister of interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), at his palace.
“We as a people will not forgive the actions of these people which have led to the killing and displacement of thousands of innocent citizens whose sources of livelihood have also been completely destroyed.
“Setting up of such a panel will help in bringing all the perpetrators to book.”
He also suggested other ways to frustrate the operations of the bandits.
He said: “This should be followed by blocking the telephone service of the whole state by all the service providers because it is only when kidnappers can contact victims’ relations that they can demand for ransom.