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Some traditional rulers in Katsina are aiding bandits’ – Garba Shehu

‘Some traditional rulers in Katsina are aiding bandits’ – Garba
Shehu
Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says some traditional
rulers are aiding bandits in Katsina, the state President
Muhammadu Buhari hails from.
Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television
programme, on Monday, Monitored but our correspondent ..Shehu said these traditional rulers
help gunmen escape when security agencies are planning
attacks.
Katsina has come under attacks by gunmen in recent times.
A number of people have lost their lives and property in the
incidents.
Shehu said there are people who are benefiting from the
attacks.
“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,”
he said.
“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 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.”
Shehu said the president does not have the solutions to all
the problems confronting the country.
“All of us as citizens have a duty to the nation to provide
information to our armed forces,” he said.

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