The Zamfara State Authorities has disclosed that the killing of a outstanding Fulani chief in 2013 was the Genesis of the disaster bedevilling the state which has led to the lack of lives and property within the state.
The Commissioner for Info, Zamfara State, Hon Ibrahim Magaji Dosara on Friday, disclosed this in Kaduna whereas interacting with newsmen.
In keeping with him, ”The Genesis of this battle started with the killing of the preferred and extremely revered Fulani chief in all of the neighbouring states of Zamfara, Sokoto, and Kebbi, one Alhaji Ishe, of chilin village in Kuyambana district of Dansadau Emirate in Maru Native Authorities Space of the state on the eleventh of April, 2013.
“Since then, Fulani within the 3 states grew to become aggrieved and aggressive towards Hausa communities from the place the Yansakai who did the killing emanate,” he mentioned.
The Commissioner added that the disaster started to worsen by the day by way of waves of assaults.
“With the hostilities between the Fulani and Yansakai, every determined to type a formidable group and construction, the Fulani as bandits and Hausa as Yansakai, resulting in the drawing of a battle line between them with growing waves of assaults and counter-attacks, killing scores of harmless folks, destruction of valuables and burning down of homes and foodstuffs.
“To additional worsen the state of affairs, the Fulani bandits started to determine camps and began recruiting informants and new members into the banditry even among the many Hausa, in addition to giving them coaching and weapons,” he defined.
He famous that, as a consequence of premature consideration and vital intervention, the state of affairs additional worsened with attendant penalties of mayhem being unleashed on harmless folks throughout the state.
“Therefore, the bandits had been in a position to set up 24 routes community throughout the 14 native authorities areas of the state, with 2 hundred and thirty-two (232) leaders and huge followership of 4 thousand, eight hundred and twenty-five bandits throughout the state,” he added.