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Terrorists Sack 30 Zamfara Communities, Issue Quit Notice To 5 Plateau Villages

Terrorists, wrongly referred to as bandits, have so far in June sacked over 30 communities in Zamfara State, a member representing Gummi/Bukkuyum Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, Suleiman Abubakar Gumi disclosed on Monday.

He said this 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 attacks, noting that no day passes without an attack in the area.

According to him, bandits recently attacked several communities in the state, killed 16 people, injured many others, rustled cattle, destroyed property and set police stations and food silos ablaze. 

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

Gumi added that the bandits have imposed levy on members of the communities and asked for ransom money from those they kidnapped. 

Also terrorist have given quit notice to residents of Sabon Zama, Gindin Dutse, Anguwan Tsohon Soldier, Anguwan Yuhana and Anguwan Mangu villages in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Residents said masked terrorists stormed the communities and asked them to either leave within five days or risk a war.

Ubale Pinau, a resident of Pinau, told Daily Trust on Monday that the terrorists threatened to attack the area, advising them to vacate or else face the consequences.

He said many people had started trooping to Pinau and other bigger towns for safety.

When the newspaper contacted the spokesperson of Operation Safe Haven, Major Ishaku Takwa, he said he was not aware of the quit notice.

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