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50 Members Pf Civilian JTF Killed By Bandits – Zamfara Speaker Reveals

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Zamfara State Government Delegates Visit Kaura Namoda Emirate.

According to the Speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Sanusi Rikiji. no fewer than 50 members of the Civilian Joint Task Force have been killed by bandits in the state.

Naija News reports that in the latest attack on Kursasa and Kurya communities in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the states, about sixteen people were killed.

Rikiji made this known yesterday during a condolence visit to Kaura Namoda Emirate.
The Speaker was said to have attributed the incident, which occurred on Tuesday, to a confrontation between members of the CJTF and the bandits in a community in the Kaura Namoda Local Government area of the state.

The Cable reports that Rikiji who led the state government delegation on the visit also decried the worsening security situation in the state.

His words: We were told that the members of Civilian JTF had mobilised people from Sakajiki community, in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area and confronted the bandits in the forest, which led to the killing of over 50 persons, including members of the CJTF. Their (CJTF members) duty is to support security personnel to carry out operations, not to lead operations; only security agents have the right to organise operation to confront bandits,”

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