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Bandits suffering starvation in Zamfara – Shinkafi

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The previous nationwide scribe of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and Zamfara State deputy chairman of the committee on discovering an enduring resolution to insurgency within the state, Dr. Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, has disclosed that bandits are affected by severe starvation and hunger.

Dr. Shinkafi defined that the bandits can not afford meals to feed their kidnap victims, saying that the bandits now haven’t any different possibility than to launch their captives freely with out amassing ransom as no person was keen to pay.

“The infamous bandits are regularly shifting from the state as a consequence of starvation and hunger. You possibly can see that for the reason that state authorities carried out the stiffer safety measures, banditry actions have decreased drastically,” he added.

Shinkafi disclosed this throughout an interview with newsmen in Gusau, the state capital, stating that safety businesses within the state, in collaboration with the state authorities, have been tackling the bandits.

“There have been eleven kidnapped victims of them however the bandits launched just one individual demanding the sum of N200,000 every. Earlier than negotiation began, they demanded N20 million per individual.

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“When the family members of the victims failed to reply, they determined to launch them. They mentioned they don’t have meals to feed them that some have began dying in captivity.

“That in truth has proven that the safety measures is yielding helpful outcomes as they’re now dealing with a tough time within the forests. The continuation of those safety measures will certainly help in wiping them out of the state,” he mentioned.

Based on him, with the blockage of telecommunication networks within the state, bandits wrote letters to the folks of Shinkafi and the performing Emir of Zurmi, utilizing receipts of their bought bikes to demand ransom for kidnapped victims.

Dr. Shinkafi additional confirmed that the duty pressure on safety within the state has traced the handle of the motorbike firm in Kano State and arrests have been made.

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