Saturday, 14 April 2018

Zamfara killings: Bandits displace over 20 communities

Following the recent attacks in Anka
Local Government Area of Zamfara
State, residents in over 20 communities
in the area have fled their villages for
fear of more attacks.
Speaking to newsmen at the emir’s
palace in Anka, the Wazirin Anka, Alhaji
Muhammad Inuwa described the attacks
as unfortunate as majority of the villagers
have fled their homes.
“Most of the communities have left their
villages over fear of more attacks in the
area and have become Internally
Displaced Persons (IDPs), taking refuge in
primary schools and the Anka local
council secretariat while some are now
with their relatives in Anka town,” he said.
He said the Anka Emirate Council is
working to ensure that the affected
victims, majority of whom are women and
children, settle down.
“We are appealing to federal government
to provide more security for us to protect
our lives and properties”, he said.
Also speaking while addressing the
displaced persons, the Chairman of Anka
Local Government Area, Alhaji Mustafa
Gado lamented the attacks, describing it
as callous and barbaric. Gado added that
despite an earlier promise by the federal
government that there would be air and
land strikes against the bandits, “we are
yet to see any air force flight in our
airspace which may be why the bandits
have continued to elude security
operatives.”
The state Commissioner for Information,
Alhaji Muhammad Danjari, who was also
at the area to sympathise with the
people, urged them to see the incident as
a trial from God and charged them to
continue to pray for peace and stability in
the area, in the state and in Nigeria in
general.

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