A council of chiefs in Zamfara state has said that some innocent villagers have been killed in the misdirected air strikes by the military in the ongoing fight against bandits in the state.
Naija News reports that the Zamfara Council of Chiefs made this known on Thursday, April 11, during an emergency meeting in Gusau.
The Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru while speaking on the rate at which some innocent residents have been killed said; “The Council noted that airstrikes undertaken by the military do not hit the main camps of the bandits.
“Reports from Mutu in Gusau and Tsafe Local government areas, Tangaram in Anka local government and Dumburum in Zurmi local area among others are that the areas shelled were not the actual hideouts of the bandits and the victims were innocent civilians.”
“If the main camps of the bandits are taken over and security personnel stationed there for a considerable period of time.
“This will deprive the bandits territory, mobility and supply routes, thus securing all surrounding areas,” he said.