155 killed in Zamfara in less than one month – Governor Yari

Zamfara State map

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has said that155 people have been killed by bandits in less than a month in the state.

Mr. Yari disclosed this on Monday in a state-wide broadcast on the security challenges facing the state.

He also said that over 50 persons had been kidnapped during the period.

He explained that 53 people were killed in Shinkafi Local Government Area; 50 in Maru Local Government Area; 37 in Maradun Local Government Area and 15 in Zurmi Local Government Area.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the latest of the attacks occurred on Saturday night leading to the death of 25 people, according to a lawmaker.

The governor said even though the Federal Government launched a military operation against the bandits in July, the criminals regrouped and returned with vendetta, killing and kidnapping innocent people and demanding large sums of money as ransom.

He said after a meeting with stakeholders in the state on Monday, the state government had set up a Crisis Management Committee comprising security agents, civil servants, legislators and retired security agents.

He said the body was charged with the responsibility of assessing the damages caused by the activities of the hoodlums to enable the government to assist the victims.

Mr. Yari appealed to the federal government to deploy more military personnel to the state to defeat the bandits.



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  • Baka

    Because the killings took place in Zamfara, online warriors are quite about it. If it happens in south or middle belt, the bandits would be label Fulani herdsmen or jihadists. In that respect, I think the rampant killings in Zamfara known as Sharia state is a christianization agenda by the crusaders.

    • Otile

      Wrong, you know who the killers are. You know they are no other than Islamic terrorists.

  • Excisionist

    Let’s call a spade a spade. This is the work of Fulani herdsmen. Period.
    The revenge attacks and the involvement of cattle bear all the hall marks of the nefarious activities of Fulani herdsmen.
    Because Buhari is their patron and because the victims are mostly Hause of Shiiat Islam Buhari has turned a blind eye.

    The people should call on Aisha Buhari to intervene because she is the only one with a cool head in that APC government