Zamfara declares 3-day fast, prayers to tackle bandit attacks

Zamfara declares 3-day fast, prayers to tackle bandit attacks

- Following bandit attacks in Zamfara, the state government has called on its people to embark on three-day fast and intensive prayers

- The fast and prayers will facilitate Allah’s intervention and bring the ugly situation to an end, according to Alhaji Bello Dankande

- According to Dankande, the law against wood logging and illegal sale of petrol in the state were still in place and violators would be dealt with

The Zamfara government has called on the people of the state to embark on three-day fast and intensive prayers to seek God’s intervention against the activities of bandits, kidnappers and other crimes.

The state’s commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs, Alhaji Bello Dankande, made the call at a news conference on Tuesday, January 29, in Gusau.

He said: “I am sure you all know the efforts the state government and the federal government are making to tackle the activities of criminal elements in the state. We believe that the fast and prayers will facilitate Allah’s intervention for both the safety and success of our security men and bring the ugly situation to an end.

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“These three days of fasting is voluntary to everybody because we are all either directly or indirectly affected by the situation.

“We are also soliciting for the intensive reading of the complete Holy Qur’an by Islamic scholars and their students to invoke Allah’s help."

The commissioner said that the law against wood logging and illegal sale of petrol in the state were still in place, adding that violators would face the full wrath of the law.

He added: “The ban on wood logging and illegal sale of petrol had greatly frustrated the activities of bandits as the law had affected their food supply, fuel, among others.''

It would be recalled that the state government had in 2018 imposed a ban on wood logging and illegal sales of petrol in the state.

This followed reports that the bandits received food, illicit drugs, alcohol and other supplies through the wood loggers and those who engaged in illegal sale of petrol to the bandits.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following the recent crisis, which claimed scores of lives in Zamfara state, Dennis Amachree, a former assistant director of Department of State Services (DSS), said the disagreement among the cartels involved in illegal mining, among others, was responsible for the lingering killing in the state.

Amachree, who was a guest on a television programme on Channels TV, disagreed with a position that the crisis was as a result of inter-communal disagreement and attacks from the cattle rustlers.

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