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Zamfara Govt Reacts As Terrorists Impose ₦1m Levy On Communities




Nigerians React As Zamfara Govt Asks Residents To Get Guns Against Bandits

The Zamfara Government has reacted to the imposition of ₦1 million as levies by bandit terrorists on Birnin Tsaba, Gabaken Mesa, Gabaken Dan-Maliki, Turawa, Askawa and Yanbuki communities.

Naija News learned that the terrorists gave the communities December 11 as the deadline to pay the levies or risked being attacked.

According to a resident in the area, some of the communities have paid the levies in order to prevent further attacks on their communities.

He disclosed that the development has caused panic in the affected areas in Zurmi, Kaura Namoda and Birnin-Magaji Local Government Areas of the state.

Gabaken Mesa has paid N1 million, Gabaken Dan-Maliki N1 million and Birnin Tsaba N1 million, just to mention but few.

“Yanbuki community was told to pay N19 million but after negotiation, it was reduced to N10 million,” the resident, Aliyu Abdul, told Channels TV.

Reacting to the development, Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, said the state government is aware of the levies imposed on the communities.

Dosara, therefore, said that the government is working with the security agencies to ensure that the communities are secured.

The state government is working with the security agencies to make sure that these communities are secured,” he said.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.