Monday, 22 April 2024 05:08

Villagers under threats of bandit attack flee to Zamfara govt house for protection

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Fleeing residents from Bini community in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara sought refuge at the Government House in Gusau, urging the government to protect them from bandits.

The villagers, predominantly women and children, fled their homes after the withdrawal of military security personnel from the area.

Umar Salisu, one of the fleeing villagers, recounted how the absence of security forces prompted their exodus, citing ongoing threats from bandits. Aisha Usman and Wakkala Gurgu echoed the urgent need for government intervention to address the escalating security concerns in their community. Commissioner for Science and Technology, Wadatau Madawaki, reassured the villagers of the government's commitment to restoring security, emphasizing its refusal to negotiate with bandits. Madawaki pledged efforts to facilitate the safe return of the displaced villagers with the accompaniment of security personnel, underscoring the administration's resolve to resolve the state's security challenges.

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