Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has accused some traditional rulers in President Buhari’s home state Katsina, of aiding bandits in attacks against their own people.
President Buhari’s media aide made the allegation while appearing on Channels Television’s “Sunrise Daily” on Monday June 15. He accused the normal rulers of helping bandits to flee when security agencies are planning counter-attacks.
Garba Shehu said;
“It isn’t that we are making direct accusations on anyone but it’s also true that even within the president’s native state of Katsina, some traditional rulers are found complicit together with the bandits to harm their own people.
“In neighbouring Zamfara, emirs and district heads, quite number of them are swept out of office. The thing is there are beneficiaries of whatever rotten system you’ve got .
“At some point, the Nigerian Air Force had to place variety of aircraft in Katsina, they’re still there. within the early a part of that operation attacking Zamfara which then was the epicentre.
“They realised that when aircraft took faraway from Katsina airport, before it need to Zamfara for operation, telephone calls would are made and targets would have disappeared. within the end we were forced to be flying from foreign places like Kaduna and Kano so as to undertake operations in Zamfara.
“All folks as citizens have a requirement to the state to supply information to our soldiers .”