The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau has said that, the Federal Government did not give Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association money during its recent meeting with the group in Brinin Kebbi.
He described the rumour as a fabrication by mischief makers. According to him, the issue of money was not raised in the meeting.
Stating that his visit to Zamfara is in furtherance of that meeting to discuss with stakeholders the issue of banditry in all the affected states.
He assured farmers that government would provide adequate security for them to farm without hindrance during the farming season.
Miyetti Allah pledges to work for peace. Ahmad, who is the Chairman of the Council of Chiefs in the state, urged government to do more in order to resolve the crisis. He said unless something more serious was done, there would be no farming in the state during the year, adding that many villages had been deserted with more displaced women and children coming to the towns.
Ahmad said at the moment, there were more than 16,000 internally displaced persons in Anka who had escaped bandits’ attacks from nearby villages.
He further called on the government and security agents to invade all the deserted villages which were now hiding places for the bandits to enable displaced villagers to return home.