Zamfara, Katsina bandits are relocating to Niger state: says Senator Abdullahi

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From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Bandits from Zamfara and Katsina states who are being hunted by security agencies, have started relocating to Niger State.

This was revealed by the Senator representing Niger North Senatorial District, Senator Sabi Abdullahi when he paid a condolence visit to Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, over the death of his son, Alhaji Bashar Namaska who was killed bandits.

Senator Abdullahi said, “Niger North Senatorial District had in the past few weeks become a  haven for the bandits from Zamfara and Katsina states and the area has been receiving increased onslaught.”

He attributed the development to the aftermath of the operations of security agencies which has been pushing out the bandits from the neighbouring states of  Zamfara and Katsina to Niger.

He, therefore, appealed for more integrated and comprehensive actions by the security agencies  to flush the criminals out of their communities that are rural in nature in Niger North.

He said, “The attacks on senatorial district  have led to wanton destruction of property, worth millions of naira, with over 30,000 people rendered homeless.        

Senator Abdullahi expressed disgust that over 50, 000 villages had been  ravaged and most of the people in those areas have relocated to other places.

It could be recalled that, late Namaska was killed by bandits in his father’s farm at Masuga village near Kontagora town few days ago.

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