A Zamfara LG Chairman, Alhaji Sani Galadima who received the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdurrahman Dambazau, who was in the state to assess the security threat being posed by banditry and listen to the challenges facing the people, revealed that they pay ransoms to bandits daily.
According to the Vice-Chairman of Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, these same bandits killed six members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in the area. The Zamfara LG Chairman who revealed that they pay ransoms to bandits daily as he who pointed out the challenges being faced by the people of his community, told NAN;
“Six members of the Civilian JTF were attacked and killed on Sunday by the bandits after receiving their pay from Shinkafi town and were on their way back to their villages.Even yesterday (Sunday), these bandits sent a letter to the district head of Shinkafi town (saying) that they were coming to attack the town. This ugly situation is very disheartening; every day we pay millions of naira in ransom to these bandits. We really need government’s urgent support to end this problem.Our women also suffer a lot (because) the bandits attack communities and abduct ladies from their parents’ homes. People no longer sleep with their two eyes closed in the night in Shinkafi LGA.”