- Killing of innocent people by suspected armed bandits and cattle rustlers in Zamfara communities has reportedly increased
- More than 40 people have reportedly been killed in the last two weeks in the renewed attacks by the suspects
- Governor Abdul’aziz Yari has reportedly stayed away for days after a mass protest was staged in the state
Emerging reports have claimed that the increased killing of innocent people of by suspected armed bandits and cattle rustlers in Zamfara communities has made Governor Abdul’aziz Yari stay away from the state for days.
It was learnt that more than 40 people have been left deed in the last two weeks in the renewed attacks by the suspected armed bandits.
Daily Trust reports that a mass protest in Tsafe local government area of the state was staged on Monday, December 24, over increased killings by the suspects.
Governor Yari was said to have handed over his position to Sanusi Garba Rikiji, the speaker of House of Assembly, before he left the state, avoiding his deputy, Ibrahim Wakkala Mohammed.
Speaking during an assessment visit by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Baba Abubakar, Rikiji noted that people were being killed and kidnapped on a daily basis in the state.
According to him, “It is no longer news that people are being killed every day, people are being kidnapped, the law-abiding citizens of the state.”
He, however, thanked the Nigerian troops and other security operatives deployed to the state, for their efforts in containing the onslaught by bandits.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the residents of some parts of Zamfara state on Monday afternoon, December 24, staged protest the complaining against insecurity in the state.
he protesters, mainly residents of Tsafe local government area of the state, in the early hours of the day barricaded the Gusau-Zaria highway linking the state to Kaduna, Kano, and Abuja.
An eyewitness disclosed that the protesters destroyed political billboards of President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governor, Abdulaziz Yari.
The protests, which was populated by youth and women later degenerated into a full riot. According to the eyewitness, “The protesters began by blocking the highway and burning tyres, but as we speak, the local government secretariat in Tsafe is on fire.”
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