Mr. Sani Galadima, the Vice Chairman of Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara state has disclosed that they receive letter from Bandits everyday informing them of their intention to attack communities.
Galadima made the disclosure when he received Mr. Abdurrahman Dambazau, the Minister of Interior, who was in Zamfara on a visit on Monday as part of efforts by the Nigerian Government to find workable approaches to addressing the security challenges in the state.
“Even yesterday, these bandits sent a letter to the district head of Shinkafi town (saying) that they were coming to attack Shinkafi town, Galadima, said.
The council chairman also disclosed that Bandits on Sunday attacked and killed six members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Shinkafi Local Government Area.
This was even as the Bandits received money from the council not to carry out any attack, the vice chairman said.
The vice chairman who condemned the act of Bandits attacks say they pay huge sums of money to Bandits not to be kidnapped.
“This ugly situation is very disheartening; every day we pay millions of naira as ransom to these bandits.
He lamented the terrible situation the attacks have put the state, saying nobody goes to bed anymore with their eyes close, pointing at the women as the most affected.
They have since called on the government to do everything within their power to ensure the attacks are contained while people can go to their normal duties without been kidnapped or killed by Bandits.