Because the insecurity concern within the nation worsens, bandits at the moment are reportedly demanding cooked meals as ransom in some states.
A youth chief in one of many villages in Birnin Gwari native authorities space of Kaduna state, Babangida Yaro, instructed Every day Belief that because the ban on weekly markets as a part of measures to deal with insecurity, bandits working alongside Damari, Kutemashi and Kuyello villages solely requested for cooked meals every time they abduct folks.
Revealing that the ban on sale of gasoline in filling stations situated in rural communities had additionally helped to limit motion, the youth chief additional disclosed that when the bandits abduct two or three individuals in farms, one is allowed to go and get them meals from their family as ransom since there is no such thing as a communication community to make contact.
“There’s relative peace round Damari, kuyello, Kutemashi as a result of the bandits have stopped attacking our communities. They often keep within the forest and seiz meals objects largely cooked ones from distributors.”
Yaro additionally instructed the publication that Dogon Dawa space remains to be not fully protected as a result of villagers are nonetheless frightened of accessing their farmlands. He lamented that the ban on use of personal bikes in villages has elevated hardship on residents.