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Last Updated on June 27, 2022 by John Orizu
The rising insecurity in Zamfara state has led Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state in directing residents of Zamfara state to take up arms for self defence. Zamfara state has been one of the worst hit state by banditry in Nigeria and this according to Daily Trust has led the Zamfara state government in directing the state police commissioner to offer licenses to residents of the state who are qualified and willing to use guns for self defense. This came in reaction to the rising problem of insecurity in Zamfara state.
Numerous attacks by bandits has been recorded in the state in the past few months. While many efforts made to calm the bandits failed, following the increase of activities of bandits in various part of the state. The state government in it’s commitment to provide security and guarantee the protection of lives and properties of residents in the state, has resolved in taking appropriate measures to deal with the recent attacks, kidnapping and banditry in the state.
This was contained in a press statement signed and issued to newsmen in the state capital Gusau, by the commissioner for information, Hon. Ibrahim Magaji Dosara. According to the statement the Zamfara state government was much ready to help people secure basic weapon for self defense against bandits who have occupied almost all parts of the state. The Zamfara state government has already made arrangements to apportioning 500 forms to each of the 19 Emirates in the state for the residents who are willing to obtain guns for self defense.
How Many People Where Killed In Zamfara?
Since the rising of insecurity in Zamfara due to occasional attacks by bandits, many Nigerians ant to know how many people where killed in Zamfara. At least 55 people have been confirmed dead and scores injured from separate deadly attacks by bandits in two different Local Government Area of Zamfara state. About 48 people where reportedly killed in three communities of Damri, Kalahe and Sabon Gari Damri in Bakura Local Government Area of the state.
Aminu Suleiman the sole administrator of Bakura Council Area confirmed the attack said the bandits, in their large number and riding on motorcycles, lunched the an attack through Sabon Gari Damri village around 2pm on Friday and reportedly killed nine people before proceeding to Damri community where the killed four more people including a police officer and a staff of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The bandits went further to Kalahe community, a village located between Sabon Gari Damri and Damri town and killed eight people. According to the council boss, the military engaged in gun battle with the bandits in Damri community which forced the bandits to retreat to Sabon Gari Damri and killed 26 more people.
Aminu Suleiman confirmed that 48 people in total where killed and scores injured during the attacks. The President in a statement through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, has expressed his condolences to the families of the victims as well as the good people of Zamfara state, adding that the Federal and State government will do all it can to bring an immediate end to the killings in the state. He further commended the military for the incessant fierce attack on bandits and for showing not showing any let up as the continue to achieve positive results in their ongoing operation in Zamfara state to help restore peace and order in the state.
What Are The Activities Of Bandits?
Many Nigerians fail to recognize what are the activities of bandits, even when such activities are perpetrated before them. Some of the activities of bandits include kidnapping, arson, rape, cattle rustling, shooting, killing and looting.
These activities poses a serious trait to the peaceful co-existance of a democratic governance in Nigeria and should not be encouraged. The law enforcement agencies should do everything possible to bring perpetrators to book to face the full wrath of the law.
Inspite of the rising insecurity in Zamfara state, the security of Zamfara state residents is yet to be guaranteed by the state government. Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has urged residents to take up arms for self defense, and ensuring the security of their lives and properties.