- Nigerians have continued to react to the cases of insecurity in the country
- Several communities in the northwest have been deserted due to banditry
- The federal government has declared a no-fly zone in Zamfara to check insecurity in the state
A human rights activist, Shehu Sani, has raised concerns over the insecurity challenges in the country.
Sani in a tweet on Wednesday, March 10, suggested that bandits accused of raiding communities come out to do biometric verification and return without being traced.
He said Nigerian citizens have become refugees in other neighbouring countries due to bandits and other insurgents groups.
Herdsmen and Bandits;come out for NIN and vaccination, then you can go back.''
Herdsmen pushing our citizens to Benin Republic;Bandits forcing our Citizens to Niger Republic;Terrorists expelling our Citizens to Chad and Cameroun;The neighbours we closed our borders to because of Rice, are hosting our displaced brothers and Sisters.''
Attahiru Ahmad, Emir of Anka in Zamfara, made the disclosure on Tuesday, March 9, when Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff (CDS), led service chiefs on an assessment visit to the state.
According to The Cable, the emir said the attack occurred when state officials were trying to secure the release of the 279 Jangebe schools girls.
Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle made the announcement in a broadcast to residents of the state on Tuesday evening, March 9.
Additional measures have been put in place by the Zamfara state government before the arrival of the troop.
Still on security, in efforts to save themselves from the hands of kidnappers, personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service has revealed that they had to offer bandits seven bags of seized rice as gifts.
This was disclosed in Katsina on Tuesday, March 9, by Comptroller Aliyu Mohammed, the Coordinator of the Sector 4 Command of the Joint Border Patrol Team in the North West.
He disclosed that operatives had entered the bush where the bandits were taking shelter because it was the same route that smugglers used to bring contrabands into the country, Channels TV reports.