Security operatives have been deployed to Zamfara state over the incessant killings and kidnappings by armed bandits. The security agents have begun operations to apprehend the masterminds responsible for the chaos in the region.
Zamfara has been ravaged by bandits and kidnappers for over two years now. The bandits raze markets and homes and kill villagers indiscriminately.
The modus operandi of the bandits goes like this: they raid villages, tear down doors, drag the heads of homes from houses and hurl them into forests. In the forests, they establish contact with the families and demand a ransom. Once this ransom doesn’t arrive on time, they proceed to killing their victims.
At other times, the bandits just kill for fun.
After indigenes of Zamfara State who reside in Abuja stormed the presidential villato register how displeased they are with the federal government over the killings, President Muhammadu Buhari issued a directive suspending all mining activities in Zamfara.
Buhari said he is “constantly in touch with the security chiefs, and receive regular briefings on the situation in Zamfara and across the country. Let me assure that we will continue to do everything to motivate and equip them to respond effectively to all our security challenges”.