Protest Erupts in Zamfara as Bandits Abduct Several Persons

Anka residents protesting over insecurity in the area

By A.I, Gusau 

Protests broke out in Anka local government of Zamfara state following the abduction of three individuals by bandits last Friday night.

The protesters, armed with placards displaying various inscriptions, set bonfires on major roads in the area.

According to reports, the demonstrators also razed some Fulani settlements on the outskirts of the town.

The abduction of three persons in the Hayin Banki area of the town triggered the mob action.

Anka has become one of the regions highly susceptible to bandit attacks.

A journalist in the state, who preferred to remain anonymous, confirmed the attacks.

He reported that some residents have fled the area out of fear of reprisal attacks by the bandits.

“The situation has calmed down now as security operatives have been deployed to restore peace and order,” the journalist said.

Additionally, another community, Kaya, in Maradun local government, was attacked this afternoon, resulting in the abduction of three more persons.

“I suspect they want to use them as human shields against military attacks,” the source said.

When contacted, the spokesman of the Zamfara Police Command, ASP Yazid Abubakar, denied any knowledge of the protests.


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