Emir of Dansadau
A former Zamfara senator, Saidu Dansadau says bandits have intesified attacks on Dansadau community to protest the suspension of Emir Hussaini Umar, over alleged link with bandits.
LIB had reported that Umar was suspended in June by Governor Bello Matawalle on grounds of inolvement in banditry.
Speaking with Daily Trust on phone, Dansadau, who represented Zamfara central from 1999 to 2007, said hat the spike in attacks on the community shows the suspended emir was complicit in the attacks and cattle rustling by bandits.
“The bandits are telling those they abducted that Dansadau town would not know peace until the emir is enthroned again. This clearly shows you that the decision by the authorities to remove the emir was right,” he said.
“The emir is complicit in what the armed bandits and cattle rustlers are doing, otherwise why would they be protesting against his removal. That confirms he is closely associated with them. The committee saddled with responsibility of investigating the emir should expedite action and submit their report to authorities.
“The Emir is now under house arrest; his telephones and paraphernalia of the offices were seized by the government. The government shouldn’t succumb to the intimidation by these criminals,” Dansadau said.
It would be recalled that armed bandits attacked Dansadau on July 23, killing three persons and abducting 7 others. Read HERE
Twenty-four hours earlier, bandits abducted a nurse and a caregiver after invading General Hospital, Dansadau in Maru council area.
Three days earlier, a man, Musa Na’umma, suspected of being an informant for bandits, set himself on fire after he was arrested by soldiers in Dansadau.