Bandits Displace Over 20 Communities In Zamfara

Governor Abdulaziz Yari


With the recent attacks in Anka Local Government in Zamfara State,  over 20 communities have fled their villages for fear of bandits attacks in the area.

Speaking to newsmen at the Emir’s Palace in Anka, the Wazirin Anka, Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa described the attacks as unfortunate as it has turned most villagers to be come displaced.

“Most of the communities have left their villages over fear of attack in the areas as most have of them have become Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and are now spread in primary schools and the Anka local council Secretariat while some are now with their relatives’ houses in Anka town,” he said.

He said the Anka Emirate Council is working to settle down the affected victims as most of  them are women and children.

“We are appealing to federal government to provide more security for us to protect our lives and properties”, he said.

Also speaking while addressing the displaced persons, the Chairman of Anka local government area, Alhaji Mustafa Gado lamented the attacks describing it as callous and barbaric.

Gado added that despite an earlier promise by the federal government that there would be air and land strikes against the bandits

“We are yet to see any aiforce flight in our airspace which may be why the bandits have continued to elude the security,” he said.

The state Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Muhammad Danjari who was also on the area to symphatise with the people urged them to see the incidents as trial from God and continue to pray for peace and stability in the area, state and Nigerians in general.


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