Today 9 August, 2022

Armed men invade 30 Communities, tell residents to vacate or risk war

Armed men invade 30 Communities, tell residents to vacate or risk war

In less than a month in which they have attacked several communities in Zamfara state, killing 16 people and destroying property worth millions, suspected bandits have reportedly sacked no fewer than 30 Communities across the state.

This was disclosed by a
Member representing Gummi/Bukkuyum Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, Suleiman Abubakar Gumi, on Tuesday.

The lawmaker said this while moving a motion on the need for the military to send more troops to the affected areas in the state to quell the rising attacks.

According to him, no day passes without an attack in the area, stressing that the bandits have set many homes, schools and police stations ablaze in several attacks within the month.

He said residents of about 71 villages had fled their homes; while farmers had abandoned their farms for safety.

He said the bandits had imposed levy on members of the communities and asked for ransom money from those they kidnapped.

Meanwhile, the Daily Trust reported on Wednesday that gunmen suspected to be the rampaging bandits terrorising the Northern Nigeria have given quit notice to residents of Sabon Zama, Gindin Dutse, Anguwan Tsohon Soldier, Anguwan Yuhana and Anguwan Mangu villages in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Pinau, a village 11km away from Wase, has been surrounded by the villages.

According to the newspaper, residents said masked gunmen stormed the communities and asked them to either leave within five days or risk a war.

Ubale Pinau, a resident of Pinau, told the newspaper yesterday that the gunmen threatened to attack the area, advising them to vacate or else face the consequences.

He said many people had started trooping to Pinau and other bigger towns for safety.

When contacted, the spokesperson of Operation Safe Haven, Major Ishaku Takwa, said he was not aware of the quit notice.

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