Dansadau blames Zam­fara killings on govt, po­lice neg­li­gence

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Fran­cis Okeke

Se­na­tor Saidu Dansadau has ac­cused the Zam­fara State govern­ment, the po­lice and the Dansadau Emi­rate Coun­cil of neg­li­gence in an at­tack in Dansadau Emi­rate that killed over 100 people.

Dansadau who ad­dressed the press yes­ter­day in the premises of the on­go­ing Na­tional Con­fer­ence in Abuja said that over 100 people were mas­sa­cred with about 300 mo­tor­cy­cles burnt and about 150 heads of cat­tle used for an­i­mal trac­tion rus­tled last Satur­day.

Dansadau, who is a del­e­gate at Na­tional Con­fer­ence, said “It is the re­sult of the neg­li­gent and a non­cha­lant dis­po­si­tion of the state govern­ment and the tra­di­tional in­sti­tu­tion in the area and the vi­car­i­ous some­times di­rect com­plic­ity of the po­lice

“The po­lice in Zam­fara and par­tic­u­larly in the Dansadau di­vi­sion have at best treated this bur­geon­ing geno­cide with scant at­ten­tion.

While main­tain­ing that his people do not want any re­lief ma­te­rial, he said com­pen­sa­tion must be paid.

He urged Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan to im­me­di­ately con­vene a se­cu­rity sum­mit for Zam­fara State where “or­di­nary people will have the op­por­tu­nity to con­vey their grievances to the govern­ment and for well mean­ing in­di­genes of Zam­fara to ad­vice govern­ment on the best way out.”

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