Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara said 155 persons had been killed by bandits in less than a month in the state.

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara said 155 persons had been killed by bandits in less than a month in the state.

Yari disclosed this on Monday in a statewide broadcast on the security
challenges facing the state.
He also said that over 50 persons had been kidnapped during the period.
He explained that 53 people were killed in Shinkafi Local Government
Area; 50 in Maru Local Government Area; 37 in Maradun Local Government
Area and 15 in Zurmi Local Government Area.
The governor said even though the Federal Government launched a
military operation against the bandits in July, the criminals
regrouped and returned with vendetta, killing and kidnapping innocent
people and demanding large sums of money as ransom.
He said after a meeting with stakeholders in the state on Monday, the
State Government had set up a Crisis Management Committee comprising
security agents, civil servants, legislators and retired security
agents.
He said the body was charged with the responsibility of assessing the
damages caused by the activities of the hoodlums to enable the
government to assist the victims.
Yari appealed to the federal government to deploy more military
personnel to the state to defeat the bandits.
NAN

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