Insecurity in Nigeria: Bandits raid five villages in Zamfara state, kill 40

Insecurity in Nigeria: Bandits raid five villages in Zamfara state, kill 40

  • Another set of innocent Nigerians have lost their lives as bandits raided their villages in Zamfara state
  • The gunmen were reported to have invaded the villages on motorcycles firing at them indiscriminately
  • Meanwhile, residents claimed that the criminals who operated for many hours also stole their cattle

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At least 40 people have been killed by bandits in attacks on five communities in Faru district of Maradun local government area of Zamfara state.

Accoding to residents, the gunmen arrived at the communities on motorcycles firing at the, Channels TV reports.

Bandits have killed 40 people in Zamfara state
Bandits have raided five villages in Zamfara state. Photo: Nigerian Army
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Going further, they said the criminals also made away with cows and other animals in house to house operations that lasted several hours, Daily Trust added.

A reesident said:

“A lot of farmers were also trapped while working on their farms. The security operatives with help of local vigilantes are recovering the remains of the victims in the surrounding bushes and on farmlands.

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“Some of the farmers had already gone to work on their farms unknown to them that armed men were lurking around the communities. They struck the communities and many of them were caught unaware. This is because some of them do carry guns with them to the farms.
“Preparations are underway to bury them in Faru community, which is relatively bigger. This is out of the fear that the armed criminals might return and attack those carrying out the funeral rite for the victims."

Why Nigerian governments failed to address insecurity - Rotimi Sankore

Meanwhile, a data analyst and journalist, has taken to social media to give reasons why Nigerian governments at all levels are failing to address the mounting insecurity in the country.

According to him, Nigeria is failing to address the problems due to:

1. Bandits and extremists have plenty of recruits

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2. 100 million citizens are in extreme poverty

3. 60 million citizens are unable to read or write

4. 10 million to 13 million children are out of school

5. Unemployment is at 33%

In a related development, the British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge has described Nigeria’s security situation as massively complex, stressing that no partnership would resolve the multiplicity of the country’s problems.

Duddridge made the comments while responding to questions from journalists attached to Nigeria's ministry of foreign affairs.

The British minister had visited his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama on Tuesday, April 27 to discuss matters of interest between both countries when he was accosted by the reporters.


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