Residents of Mada district, Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State, have lamented incessant banditry attack bedeviling the area, leading to people of the district deserting the entire axis.
Following incessant terror attacks by men of the underworld, investigations by Newsmen revealed that Bandits have finally overpowered security operatives, thereby taking total control of the area.
It is also reported that many villagers were now refugees, erecting their tents along the roadside between Kotorkoshi and Mada town due to Bandits Operation.
According to one Mallam Ibrahim Mada, “we have not taken our baths for some days now because the notorious bandits have hijacked the entire area as they have overpowered the security operatives.
“As I am talking to you now, I don’t know the whereabouts of my two wives and children and I don’t know whether they have been kidnapped or they escaped to another area.
“We have no other means of livelihood except farming but we have been banned from our farming activities by bandits. The only wife and children with me now have entered Kotorkoshi village to beg for food for us to survive.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Information, Hon. Ibrahim Magaji Dosara as well as the Commissioner of Security and Internal Affairs who spoke during their recent press briefing in Gusau, the State capital, admitted that the escalating rate of banditry activities in the axis, had forced the State government to shut down all the markets and filling stations in the affected areas.
They revealed that they have requested the Federal Government to approve for everyone that is qualified to be carrying weapons for self-defense in order to reduce the tension.
“The State government is aware of the plight of the people due to banditry activities bedeviling the entire area; we, therefore, decided to shut down all the markets and filling stations to reduce the incessant terror attacks in the axis.
“We engaged the Federal Government into dialogue so that it can approve our request for everyone that is qualified to be carrying weapons for self-defense to reduce the tension,” the commissioners stated.