The Zamfara State Council of Chiefs has called on the Federal Government to set up a panel or commission of inquiry to probe those behind banditry in the state and punish them.

The Chairman of the council and Emir of Anka, Attahiru Ahmad made the appeal when he received the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau at his palace.

He applauded some of the measures put in place against the bandits such as cutting their food and fuel supplies and added that the action had seriously frustrated the operations of the bandits.

The Monarch said in addition to blocking telephone links, all routes used by the bandits should be blocked and anyone coming or going through the routes should be arrested, pointing out that there were no more farmers/herders clashes in the state but criminal activities.

Earlier, Dambazau said he was in the state on the instructions of President Buhari to once again commiserate with the people and discuss more ways of bringing lasting peace to the state.