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Bandits sack 30 Zamfara communities

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Member representing Gummi/Bukkuyum Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, Suleiman Abubakar Gumi, said bandits had so far in this month sacked over 30 communities in Zamfara State.

Gumi said this on Tuesday, June 28, while moving a motion on the need for the military to send more troops to the affected areas in the state to quell the rising bandits attacks.

It would be recalled that residents of Mada district under Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara, fled their homes following fresh attacks by bandits last week.

Acccoring to Gumi, bandits attacked several communities, killed 16 people, injured many others, rustled cattle, destroyed property and set police stations and food silos ablaze.

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He said residents of about 71 villages had fled their homes; while farmers had abandoned their farms for safety.

He said the bandits had imposed levy on members of the communities and asked for ransom money from those they kidnapped.