The Zamfara state Police Command has beefed up security around the Emir of Shinkafi, Muhammad Makwashi, to forestall breakdown of law and order over alleged uproar.

The Emir came under attack from some chieftaincy holders and residents of Shinkafi over the recent traditional title of Sadauki (Defender) given to former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, by the emirate council.

The command’s Spokesman Mohammed Shehu, who made this known in Gusau, said the emirate council learned that some people were planning to lead a protest within Shinkafi and the emirate wrote to the Police Command seeking protection and to avert any breakdown of law and order which is what they did as a security outfit.

A close associate of the emirate council, Murtala Dale, while speaking said they suspected moves by some miscreants to attack the Emir while on his way for Friday prayers which was why they requested the police for protection.