Emirs Cry Over Loss Of Millions To Bandits
The Emir of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state,Zubairu Jibril Maigwari ll has cried over the continued attacks by bandits in his domain,saying the economic loss in millions paid as ransom by kidnap victims to bandits ,was enormous.
But Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state reiterated that criminals must be wiped out immediately and without hesitation.
According to him,there would neither be negotiation nor support in granting of amnesty to the criminals terrorizing the state.
He said ” they must be degraded and decimated to a state of unconditional submission to constituted authority.”
While speaking at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House Kaduna during the presentation of the security report from January to December 2020,the Emir of Birnin Gwari said in order to rescue their relations abducted by bandits ,his people have been paying hundreds of millions ,pointing out that such economic aspects should’ve been part of the report.
According to him,his people were terrified when bandits in hundreds annexed the villages ,wielding dangerous weapons and killing the peasants.
” The bandits will surround a village killing people and collecting their money. Our people paid hundreds of millions of Naira as ransom,” he said.
The Emir,however,commended government’s effort in ensuring peace and security but reminded that the enormity of threat and danger was still there in his Emirate.
He explained that despite the efforts ,the bandits kept coming back in multitudes as if they have multiple lives.
He ,however,commended the troops for going after the bandits,right through their dens .
The Emir of Zazzau ,Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu-Bamalli,also commended the troops but lamented that people in some of his communities were having sleepless nights because of banditry.
The Emir said there were security challenges in Kaya,Giwa,Kidandan ,Paki,Gwargwaje and similar communities he described as ” no go area.”
The Agwatyap, Chief Dominic Gambo Yahaya, commended the troops who will arrest criminals and hand them over to the police for prosecution.
“But when criminals are taken to the police ,we don’t know what happens thereafter,” he said.
The Chief ,however noted that his people were always apprehensive when such criminals return to the community.