- Bandits are reportedly demanding food to release their prisoners, according to some residents in Sokoto state
- This comes as some of the state governors shut down many have arranged markets across the Northwest Region
- Meanwhile, a security analyst claimed that the situation has shown that the current military attack on bandits is yielding results
The closure of many markets in the Northwest is taking a toll on bandits as they are reportedly demanding food to release their prisoners.
A resident of Sabo Birni, who pleaded anonymity, told our reporter how the child of one of his neighbors regained his freedom after distributing food.
” They kidnapped a daughter of a man in our village and when he couldn’t raise the money te, they asked him to bring 10 quarts of rice to pick up the girl and they kept their promise, “
Another Sokoto resident reveals how bandits for food and asked for drinks to release a hijacked driver.
“They initially asked for N 15 million before they later agreed to N600,000.
” They asked his employer, who is my friend, to use the money to buy rice sacks, boxes of energy drinks (fearless), boxes of spaghetti and cigarettes and bring the rest of the change to them. The man is still trying to raise the money, “he said
A security analyst, Aminu Bala Sokoto (rtd), said the situation had shown that the current attack of the Military on bandits in Zamfara delivers results.
“The operation paralyzes them because it not only targets them but also their storage facilities. They are now in a state of disorder and are looking to survive.
The prominent Islamic clergyman Gumi criticizes Femi Adesina for the comment made by the bandits’ lovers
For calling him a ‘bandit lover’, an Islamic clergyman from Kaduna State, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has defamed Femi Adesina, the special adviser, the media and public relations of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement on Friday September 9th and seen by Legit.ng, Gumi said his mission had not failed, adding that it was sabotaged or discouraged by the same influential people who did benefit from the chaos.
He said he was an officer in the military who knew what the military was for and what their skills were. Gumi added that he is an Islamic scholar who knows the immorality of killing innocent lives and says that silence in the ocean of oblivion is not an option for him.
Gunmen in Zamfara are terrorists and not Bandits Says Akeredolu
Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said the armed men who are called bandits in Zamfara are actually terrorists.
Akeredolu said so on Tuesday, September 7th while receiving members of the Board of Directors of the Federal University of Technology, Akure. This was contained in a press release, viewed by Legit.ng and published by the governor’s spokesman Richard Olatunde.