Tragedy Befalls Zamfara State As several women live without husbands!! Governor lament fatherless Children, makes emergency decision- See why

Zamfara state killings has grown to an increasingly great amount as the recent bandits activities in the state has made many children homeless and has send many fathers to their early grave.

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In a recent report by Newsmen the state governor has been tagged the most useless governor in Nigeria by a veteran journalist,  Kadaria Ahmed in a protest she led to decry the massive killings in the land.

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In a news report by Sahara, she said; “Quote me: he is the most useless Governor in the history of Nigeria. This is a governor whose reaction to the killings in his state was to resign as the Chief Security Officer.

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He went on the record to say that he cannot be the Chief Security Officer. So, I don’t know what he is still doing in office; he doesn’t care.”

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ReubenAbati report that the state Governor, Abdul’azeez Yari revealed that the activities of bandits carried out in the state has successfully turned 8000 women to widow and over 16000 children are now orphans ever since the state has been under the attack of bandits.

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Going further, he also revealed that the bandits has killed at least 5,000 and injured more than 9,000 others while over 10,000 houses and silos were destroyed due to the attacks of the bandits on the state.

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The Governor further states that he gives between N500,000 to N1 Million to the family of the those killed by the bandits, also he gives N250,000 to N500,000 to anyone injured by the attack of the bandits.

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Yari made this known through his the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi in a two-day Federal and States Security Administrators’ meeting held in Gusau, the state capital, yesterday.

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He also revealed that the new roads constructed by the state governor in 2011 has now become inaccessible for users  due to the activities of the bandits, Shinkafi also revealed that the state has been having security issues since 2009.

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Here’s the statement;  “It is on record that since the beginning of this armed bandits and kidnap ping phenomenon, more than 4,000 lives have been lost in the state, more than 9,000 persons injured, just as more than 10,000 houses, shops, and silos have been destroyed while over 100,000 people displaced.

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“Over 500 villages and towns have been destroyed, 10,000 persons displaced, 8,000 women widowed, and 16,000 children orphaned by the ugly trend. “The situation is sending away investors from Zamfara State, which used to be a major centre of commercial activities.

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“These are the consequences of the ugly trends. So, generally, people are in a state of fear,” said Shinkafi. He said banditry had forced residents to desert over 500 villages. According to him, government has, between 2011 and now, procured 570 brand new Hilux vehicles which were distributed to security agencies to curb the menace of banditry.

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“In the past seven years of this administration, the state constructed over 2,000 kilometres of road, thousands of classrooms, and 716 health facilities, but most of them cannot be used due to insecurity. “It is unfortunate that there are more than 10,000 bandits across the eight major bandit camps in the state.

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“In spite of the increase in the number of security personnel in the state, the problem still persists. This situation is more serious than the way we thought it was. “The security issue is the duty of all of us; communities should support security agencies with useful information,” he added.

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The governor said his administration had expended N20 billion on the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, including the welfare of the IDPs. He said: “The state government normally pays between N500,000 and N1 million to the family of each person killed, and between N250,000 and N500,000 to those injured by bandits in the state.”

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The governor described banditry as a serious issue in the state. “We fight those that we don’t know. Security is an issue for all of us; we have to fight it collectively,” he added. Yari, therefore, urged all and sundry to come out and fight the menace. “It is not time to share the blames on pointing at each other, but to find a lasting solution,” he said.

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The governor said his administration had expended N20 billion on the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, including the welfare of the IDPs. He said: “The state government normally pays between N500,000 and N1 million to the family of each person killed, and between N250,000 and N500,000 to those injured by bandits in the state.”

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The governor described banditry as a serious issue in the state. “We fight those that we don’t know. Security is an issue for all of us; we have to fight it collectively,” he added. Yari, therefore, urged all and sundry to come out and fight the menace. “It is not time to share the blames on pointing at each other, but to find a lasting solution,” he said.

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Going further, Shinkafi said the activities of the  miners also affected the state as they disallowed foreign investors to partner with the state and also that the illegal mining activities of the miners also caused and assisted the bandits in carrying out their terrorist attack on the state.

ReubenAbati

Sahara Reporters

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